President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed joy over the rescue of another Chibok schoolgirl, Rakiya Abubakar, who found with a six-minute old baby
She was rescued in the Alagarno area of Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State by troops of 27 Brigade, Maiduguri.
The President noted that the rescue raises renewed hope that the other captured girls will one day be reunited with their families, friends and community.
Buhari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, also commended the military for the diligent investigation which led to the recovery of Rakiya.
He urged the military to continue in the spirit with which they cleared the Sambisa forest of terrorists.
The President assured that the Nigerian Government will continue to do all within its powers to assist the military in locating the rest of the girls and eradicating the menace of terrorism in the country.
Meanwhile, members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) advocacy have said the newly rescued Chibok girl, Rakiya Abubakar Gali, is number 49 on their list.
#BBOG confirmed that the girl who was rescued on Thursday alongside her six- month old baby is one of the remaining 196 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity.
The group’s spokesperson, Sesugh Akume, said “Rakiya Abubakar Gali is #49 on our list.”