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Nigerian Army Rescues Chibok Schoolgirl Held by Boko Haram Pregnan and With 3 Children


In ongoing battle against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria’s North East, Nigerian Army troops have achieved a remarkable feat by rescuing Lydia Simon, one of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants several years ago.

Lydia, listed as serial number 68 among the kidnapped girls, was found along with her three children during a daring operation known as Operation Desert Sanity III, conducted around Ngoshe in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

At the time of her rescue, Lydia, who hails from Pemi Town in Chibok, was five months pregnant. Her liberation marks a glimmer of hope for her and her family after enduring years of captivity under the brutal grip of Boko Haram terrorists.

The successful operation underscores the relentless efforts of the Nigerian Army to combat terrorism and bring relief to affected communities in the region.

The rescue of Lydia Simon serves as a poignant reminder of the plight of the Chibok girls, whose abduction in 2014 drew international attention and sparked global outrage. While many of the girls have been freed or escaped captivity over the years, some, like Lydia, remained in the clutches of their captors, enduring unimaginable hardship.

This latest rescue not only brings joy to Lydia and her loved ones but also highlights the resilience and determination of the Nigerian Army in its mission to rid the region of terrorism and restore peace and stability. The government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens, particularly those affected by the scourge of terrorism.

As Lydia begins her journey towards healing and recovery, her story serves as a beacon of hope for others still held in captivity and a testament to the unwavering resolve of those dedicated to ending the menace of terrorism in Nigeria.

“Lydia, who was on serial number 68 among the abducted missing Chibok Secondary School girls, was rescued along with her three children by troops conducting Operation Desert Sanity III, around Ngoshe in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

“Lydia was five months pregnant at the time of her rescue and claimed to be from Pemi Town in Chibok.”

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