Barely two weeks after one regained her freedom, another Chibok schoolgirls has today walked out to freedom after she reportedly gave herself up to soldiers of the Nigerian military in Gwoza, a town in Southern part of Borno state.
Gwoza is about 49km away from Bama, a town where one of the Chibok Schoolgirls, Ruth Pogu and a man identified as her spouse gave themselves up to the soldiers of the NIgerian army last week.
The Gwoza and Bama axis which border part of Sambisa forest are the strongholds of the insurgents, and where the late terror leader, Abubakar Shekau was believed to have his secret hideout.
Ms Hassana is one of the remaining 111 missing Chibok schoolgirls believed to be held in captivity. A statement from the Borno state government indicated that the rescued girl, Hassana Adamu, was received by the state governor, Babagana Zulum, who was in Gwoza town on an official trip.
Isa Gusau, the Special Media Adviser to Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, had in a statement made available to journalists said his boss received the girl after she presented herself to the Nigerian Army”.
“The schoolgirl, Hassana Adamu, alongside her two children, was handed over to Governor Zulum by the Commander, 26 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier General DR Dantani,” Mr Gusau said.
“Zulum was in Gwoza from there he moved to Bama, undertaking humanitarian activities. He had just returned from northern Borno where he spent five days for humanitarian interventions.”
Hassana was one of over 200 schoolgirls abducted at a Government Secondary School in Chibok on April 14, 2014, by Boko Haram insurgents.
On April 14, 2014 about 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were herded out of their school dormitory by armed gunmen of the Boko Haram group under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau, now late, to an unknown location within Sambisa Forest’. The girls had remained in captivity for over three years until they began to regain their freedom in pieces in 2016. So far, with the recent freedom of Ruth and Hassan, about 110 of the girls are believed to be in captivity .