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Another Chibok Girl Returns With 2 Babies

At least 110 girls are still believed to be in Boko Haram captivity since their abduction in 2014.

A statement from the Borno state government has announced that barely two weeks after one of the abducted Chibok girls returned home with a baby, another girl identified as Hassana Adamu, has also regained her freedom seven years after she and over 200 other girls were taken into captivity from their school dormitory by Boko Haram terrorists.

About two weeks ago, Ruth Pogu, one of the over 200 abducted Chibok girls regained her freedom when a man identified as her spouse gave himself up to the soldiers of the Nigerian army in the Bama area of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

The Gwoza and Bama axis which border parts of Sambisa forest are the strongholds of the insurgents, and also where the late terror leader, Abubakar Shekau was believed to have had his secret hideout. 

There were 112 missing Chibok schoolgirls that remained in Boko Haram captivity before Ruth and Hassana regained their freedom. 

The statement released by the Borno State Government said Hassana Adamu was received by Babagana Zulum, the Governor of the state who was in Gwoza on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Isa Gusau, a spokesperson to the Governor  said in the statement made available to journalists Saturday evening that his boss received the girl after she presented herself to the Nigerian Army. 

“The schoolgirl, Hassana Adamu,  and her two children, were handed over to Governor Zulum by the Commander, 26 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier General DR Dantani,” Gusau said. 

“Zulum was in Gwoza from there he moved to Bama, undertaking humanitarian activities. He had just returned from northern Borno where he spent five days for humanitarian interventions.”

On April 14, 2014, about 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were herded out of their school dormitory by Boko Haram terrorists under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau, now late, to an unknown location within Sambisa Forest. 

The girls had remained in captivity for over three years until they began to regain their freedom in pieces in 2016. So far, with the recent return of Ruth and Hassan,  about 110 of the girls are believed to be in captivity. 


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Abdulkareem Haruna

Abdulkareem Haruna is a Nigerian journalist who has provided extensive coverage of the Lake Chad conflict in north-eastern Nigeria for over a decade. A graduate of English Language with a Diploma in Mass Communications. He previously worked as an assistant editor with Premium Times and Leadership Newspaper. Haruna has a strong knowledge of the Northeast and follows the trends in the region closely.

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