The Nigerian army Thursday confirmed that it rescued one of the Chibok girl from Boko Haram captives.
The rescue by the army amid a wave of deadly Boko Haram kidnappings and bombings rocking the country’s northeast.
According to Nigerian army sources, the troops found Salomi Pugo in the remote Pulka region of Borno state near the Cameroon border.
Boko Haram an affiliated of the Islamic State terrorist group took captives more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls in 2014; the kidnapping catching a global attention to the Islamist insurgency sweeping through northeast Nigeria.
Report of the rescue comes after weeks of relentless attacks by terrorists in the northeast, including the kidnapping of 30 loggers and a suicide bombing that claimed 14 lives at a mosque in Gamboru in Borno state earlier this week.
In the aftermath of the Chibok kidnapping, dozens of the girls managed to escape.
Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency has spread from Nigeria into neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon and affiliated itself with Islamic State jihadists.