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Chibok Army Claims to Have Rescued Yet Another Girl Missing from Boko Haram Abduction

Second Chibok Girl Rescued

Second Chibok Girl Rescued

A second schoolgirl from the more than 200 seized in the Nigerian town of Chibok has been found, the army says.
But a spokesman for the Chibok girls’ parents has cast doubt on the claims, saying that the girl’s name is not on the families’ list of those missing.

An army spokesman said Serah Luka was among a group of 97 women and children rescued by troops in the northeast.

Islamist militant group Boko Haram has abducted thousands of other girls in recent years, rights groups estimate.

This comes two days after the rescue of the first Chibok girl, Amina Ali Nkeki.

The army has previously made mistakes in its statements about the rescue of the Chibok girls. In its initial statement after Nkeki was found, it used a wrong name.

In all, 218 girls remain missing after their abduction by the Boko Haram Islamist group from Chibok secondary school in northeastern Nigeria in 2014.

Nkeki told a Chibok community leader that six of the kidnapped girls had died, but the rest were still in the Sambisa forest where she was found.

In a statement, Col. Usman said, “We are glad to state that among those rescued is a girl believed to be one of the Chibok Government (Girls) Secondary School girls that were abducted on 14 April 2014 by the Boko Haram terrorists.”

“Her name is Miss Serah Luka, who is number 157 on the list of the abducted school girls. She is believed to be the daughter of Pastor Luka.”

But the head of the group representing the Chibok girls’ parents said their own records did not match up with the details given by the army.
Yakubu Nkeki told the BBC there were four priests among the parents but none with the surname Luka.

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