Thursday, January 4, 2018

BBOG confirms rescued Chibok girl on list

Members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) advocacy have confirmed that the rescued Chibok girl Salomi Pogu is number 15 on their list.

In an earlier statement by the Deputy Director Public Relations, Military Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, he said the Chibok girl was found in the company of a 14-year old girl and her baby.

Spokesperson for the #BBOG, Sesugh Akume in a statement confirmed that Salomi is number 15 on their list and not 86 as stated by the military and that her father is Mallam Pogu Yahi from Chibok.

He stated, “The Military Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has announced that Nigerian troops of the operation in Pulka today rescued one of our 113 missing Chibok girls, Solomi Pogu, along with another young girl of about 14 years old, Jamila Adams who is with a child. All of them are said to be in the safe custody of the troops and receiving medical attention.

“Our movement is delighted to confirm this news to be true. Salomi Pogu is a daughter of Mallam Pogu Yahi from Kaumutahyahi, a village in Kuburmbula ward of Chibok LGA. Both her parents are currently IDPs in Rumirgo Village, in nearby Askira/Uba LGA in Borno State.

“She is Number 15 on the publicly known list of missing#ChibokGirls NOT Number 86 as the statement by the military said. This brings the number of our missing #ChibokGirls to 112.

“We are yet to ascertain further details about Jamila Adams and the baby.

“Our monthly#BBOGMarchToTheVilla for our#ChibokGirls (and others) for the month of January comes up from Tuesday 23 January.”

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