BY OBUTE JAMES
The Nigerian Army on Thursday night, confirmed the rescue of another Chibok Girl from Boko Haram insurgents.
This is coming a day after the rescue of Amina Ali, who was flown to Abuja today where she met with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Villa.
Army spokesperson, Colonel Usman Sani Kukasheka who made the statement promised to provide more details later.
Why receiving the rescued girl, Amina Ali, one of the over 200 girls kidnapped in their school in Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, 2014, Buhari said his hope was rekindled that the remaining girls would be rescued alive.
Speaking at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari assured Nigerians and other stakeholders that his administration would do everything possible to rescue the girls from the captivity of Boko Haram.
The girl was led to the President’s office by the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima; the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali; the National Security Adviser, Babangana Monguno; and the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonishakin, among other top government officials amidst tight security.
The President said although nothing could be done to reverse the horrors of her past, the Federal Government would do everything possible to ensure that the rest of her life took a completely different turn.
While saying that nobody in Nigeria should be put through the brutality of forced marriage, the President said every girl had a right to education and their choice of life.
Buhari said, “Amina will get the best care that the Nigerian government can afford. We will ensure that she gets the best medical, emotional and whatever care that she requires to get full recovery and be integrated back into the society.
Briefing the President of the military operation in Sambisa Forest, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, regretted that the nation lost seven soldiers in 22 days.
He added that about 69 persons had been killed in the operation.
He attributed the return of the Chibok girl to what he called Buhari’s political commitment and support which he said had given a major boost to the success of the fight against terrorism.
Shettima on his own commended the President, saying his doggedness had restored peace to the North-East.
The Chibok Community in Abuja popularly called KADA also on Thursday said they would not accept Mohammad Hayyatu as the husband of their daughter, Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki from Mbalala.
The medical personnel from government and other NGOs on Wednesday examined her for about five hours. Trauma experts from UNICEF also met her.