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Two extra kidnapped Chibok women freed in Nigeria, army says

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The women have been discovered on June 12 and 14 in two completely different places by Nigerian troops.

Nigerian troops have discovered two former schoolgirls who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram eight years in the past, the army has stated, liberating a few of the final victims of the 2014 Chibok abduction.

The two ladies every carried infants on their laps as they have been introduced by the army on Tuesday, eight years after members of the armed group stormed their faculty within the Chibok neighborhood within the northeast Nigerian state of Borno in April 2014.

The mass kidnapping – of them and 274 others – sparked worldwide outrage.

Major-General Christopher Musa, the army commander of troops within the area, advised reporters the ladies have been discovered on June 12 and 14 in two completely different places by troops.

“We are very lucky to have been able to recover two of the Chibok girls,” Musa stated.

Dozens of Boko Haram members stormed the Chibok women’ boarding faculty in 2014 and packed 276 pupils, aged 12-17, on the time into vans within the group’s first mass faculty abduction.

Fifty-seven of the ladies managed to flee by leaping from the vans shortly after their abduction whereas 80 have been launched in change for some detained Boko Haram commanders following negotiations with the Nigerian authorities.

In the latest releases, one of many ladies, Hauwa Joseph, was discovered together with different civilians on June 12 round Bama after troops dislodged a Boko Haram camp, whereas the opposite, Mary Dauda, was discovered later outdoors Ngoshe village in Gwoza district, near the border with Cameroon.

On June 15, the army stated on Twitter that that they had discovered one of many Chibok women named Mary Ngoshe. She turned out to be Mary Dauda.

“I was nine when we were kidnapped from our school in Chibok and I was married off not long ago and had this child,” Joseph advised reporters on the army headquarters.

Joseph’s husband and father-in-law have been killed in a army raid and she or he was left to fend for herself and her 14-month-old son.

“We were abandoned, no one cared to look after us. We were not being fed,” she stated.

Thousands of Boko Haram fighters and households have surrendered over the past 12 months, fleeing authorities bombardments and infighting with the rival Islamic State West Africa Province.

The battle has killed greater than 40,000 folks and displaced 2.2 million extra since 2009.

Dauda, who was 18 when she was kidnapped, was married at completely different occasions to Boko Haram fighters within the group’s enclave within the Sambisa forest.

“They would starve and beat you if you refused to pray,” Dauda stated about life below Boko Haram.

She determined to flee and advised her husband she was visiting one other Chibok woman in Dutse village near Ngoshe, near the border with Cameroon.

With the assistance of an previous man who lived outdoors the village together with his household, Dauda trekked all evening to Ngoshe the place she surrendered to troops within the morning.

“All the remaining Chibok girls have been married with children. I left more than 20 of them in Sambisa, she said. “I’m so happy I’m back.”

After the Chibok faculty mass abduction, different armed teams carried out a number of mass abductions and lethal assaults on faculties within the northeast.

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