The Nigerian Army says it can actually confirm that the girl found by troops in conjunction with the Civilian JTF was among the over 200 female students of the Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, Chibok, Borno State, abducted over two years ago by suspected members of Boko Haram.
In a statement issued by Army spokesman, Col Sani Kukasheka Usman, on Wednesday, it was stated the “troops of 25 Brigade Damboa and the Civilian JTF deployed in one of the blocking positions at Baale, near Damboa rescued one Miss Amina Ali and a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Mohammed Hayatu, who claimed to be her husband.”
The Army said further that “both were brought to Headquarters 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa at about 2.30pm today and preliminary investigation shows that she is indeed one of the abducted Chibok School girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on 14th April 2014 in Chibok and her name is Amina Ali as against Falmata Mbalala that was earlier stated.”
“In addition, she is a nursing mother with a 4 month old baby girl who was named Safiya. Both the suspected Boko Haram terrorist and the nursing mother have been taken to Maiduguri for further medical attention and screening,” the Army concluded.