President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the efforts of the Nigerian Army in rescuing another Chibok schoolgirl.
In his twitter handle, President Buhari commended the soldiers for their gallant efforts to secure the people and territory of Nigeria, describing them as the nation’s heroes.
The army on Saturday handed over Maryam Ali Maiyanga, the Chibok girl, with her 10-month-old son to the Borno Government after they were rescued in Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area.
Meanwhile, Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have rescued 85 persons comprising mostly women and children held hostage by the Boko Haram insurgents.
The rescue was during a clearance of the terrorists’ strategic hub town of Chukungudu on the Southern fringes of the Lake Chad region.
A statement by the army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, however, said they lost a soldier during the encounter.
The army spokesman added that they recovered three vehicles and several newly acquired motorcycles which were destroyed in line with the rules of engagement.