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Boko Haram: Army Rescues Another Chibok Girl, Kills 35 Terrorists

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[caption id="attachment_8497" align="alignnone" width="600"]Image Credit: STRINGER/AFP/Getty ImagesGeneral Tukur Buratai at a meeting with senior officers in Abuja on July 16, 2015.[/caption]

The Nigerian Army, on Thursday night, claimed that a second Chibok girl, Miss Serah Luka, has been rescued.

This is coming barely two days after the first girl, Miss Amina Ali, was rescued by members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) on the borders of Sambisa forest.

Miss Amina Ali was flown in a presidential jet with her family to Abuja, where she met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Recall that two years over 200 female students were abducted from their secondary school in Chibok, Borno State.

A statement issued by the Nigerian Army spokesman, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said Serah, who is Number 157 on the list of the abducted schoolgirls, is believed to be the daughter of Pastor Luka.

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Serah Luka, second Chibok girl allegedly rescued by the Nigerian Army

The statement noted that as at the time of her abduction, Serah was a JSS1 student of the school.

According to the statement, the troops, during the operation, killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunition.

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The statement read: “At about 11.00am today, Thursday, 19th May 2016, troops of 231 Battalion, 331 Artillery Regiment (AR), Detachment of Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) 2, Explosive Ordinance (EOD) Team and Civilian Vigilante group of Buratai, conducted clearance operations at Shettima Aboh, Hong and Biladdili general area in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

“During the operations, the troops killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunition and other items. In addition, they rescued 97 women and children held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists.

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“We are glad to state that among those rescued is a girl believed to be one of the Chibok Government Secondary School girls that were abducted on 14th 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.

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“During debriefing the girl revealed that she was a JSS1 student of the school at the time they were abducted. She further added that she hails from Madagali, Adamawa State. She averred that she reported at the school barely two months and one week before her unfortunate abduction along with other girls over two years ago.

“She added that there (are) other three girls who fled from Shettima Aboh when the troops invaded the area earlier today which led to their rescue. She is presently receiving medical attention at the medical facility of Abogo Largema Cantonment, Biu, Borno State.”