The family of Salomi Pagu, the Chibok schoolgirl who was rescued by Nigerian troops on Thursday, January 4, 2018, has thanked the Nigerian Army for securing her freedom.
Ayuba Aloson, a relative to Pagu, said her rescue is evidence of the army’s commitment to rescuing all the abducted girls.
He said, “I am happy over the development; our abducted daughters are still with their captors. This demonstrates the commitments of the military to the rescue of the girls.”
The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) activist group that has campaigned relentlessly for the return of the girls confirmed Pagu’s identity hours after her rescue was announced.
The group’s spokesperson, Sesugh Akume, said, “Our movement is delighted to confirm this news to be true.
“Salomi Pogu; is a daughter of Malam Pogu Yahi from Kaumutahyahi, a village in Kuburmbula ward of Chibok Local Government Area.
“Her parents are currently at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Rumirgo village, near Askira-Uba in Borno.
“She is number 15 on the list of missing Chibok girls. This brings the number of our missing girls to 112.”
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