The Nigerian Army has made public the photograph and the identity of the second rescued Chibok School girl.
The Army stated that the girl was rescued by troops civilian vigilante group on Thursday, May19, 2016.
The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who made this known in a press statement, identified the second rescued Chibok girl as “Miss Serah Luka, who is number 157 on the list of the abducted school girls. She is believed to be the daughter of Pastor Luka.”
Explaining further how she was rescued, Col. Usman, stated that “At about 11.00am today, Thursday, 19th May 2016, troops of 231 Battalion, 331 Artillery Regiment (AR), Detachment of Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) 2, Explosive Ordinance (EOD) Team and Civilian Vigilante group of Buratai, conducted clearance operations at Shettima Aboh, Hong and Biladdili general area in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State”.
The statement continued, “During the operations, the troops killed 35 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunitions and other items. In addition, they rescued 97 women and children held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists”.
“We are glad to state that among those rescued is a girl believed to be one of the Chibok Government Secondary School girls that were abducted on 14th April 2014 by the Boko Haram terrorists. Her name is Miss Serah Luka, who is number 157 on the list of the abducted school girls. She is believed to be the daughter of Pastor Luka”.
The statement stated that during debriefing, the girl disclosed that she was a JSS1 student of the school at the time they were abducted, adding that she hails from Madagali, Adamawa State.
She also said that she reported at the school barely two months and one week before she and other girls were abducted over two years ago.
Serah Luka added that there were other three girls, who according to her fled from Shettima Aboh, when the troops carried out operations in the area which led to their rescue.
Serah Luka, the Army stated was currently receiving medical attention at the medical facility of Abogo Largema Cantonment, Biu, Borno State.
Recalled that the rescue of Sarah Luka is coming just as President Muhammadu Buhari was receiving Amina Ali and her four months old baby at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.