Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo has revealed the rescue of one more Chibok girl from the clutches of Boko Haram.
The rescue of the new Chibok girl comes 12 days after the release of the 82 abducted girls by their captors.
According to Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the recovery of the girl was announced by the Acting President during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.
Adesina said the affected girl has been brought to Abuja to join her colleagues who were rescued from captivity.
He said, “Yes, at the Federal Executive Council meeting, the Vice-President broke the cheering news to members of the cabinet and after that I have also spoken to defence people who confirmed it.
“The details are yet to fully unravel. But in terms of is it true- yes, it is true. I learnt she is already being brought to Abuja, but I have not seen her.
He expressed hope that the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and other Nigerians in captivity would soon be rescued.
He waved aside the insinuation that members of the Boko Haram sect had started regrouping in the Sambisa forest, pointing out that Federal Government had the capacity to confront any security challenge arising from any part of the country.
“One thing you can be sure of is that this government has the capacity to confront any security challenge that arises.
“So, if they are regrouping they will be flushed out again. I believe that we have seen the worst of that insurgency.
“We are in a mopping up process and I believe the mop up would be completed.
Recall that 82 girls were recently released by their captors in exchange for five Boko Haram (commanders) suspects held by the federal government.
21 others were released in October last year and another three also regained their freedom, in separate circumstances.
They were released to international negotiators including the Red Cross and Switzerland government working in collaboration with the federal government for the safe return of the girls since their abduction in April 2014.
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