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Troops rescue Chibok schoolgirl Lydia Simon after 10-year with her three children



Troops rescue Chibok schoolgirl Lydia Simon after 10-year with her three children

Lydia Simon, a Chibok schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram terrorists a decade ago, has been rescued by troops from Operation Desert Sanity III, operating under Operation Hadin Kai in the North-East.

Along with her three children, Lydia was found by the 82 Division Task Force Battalion in Gwoza LGA, Borno State, on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

This rescue marks exactly ten years since Lydia was among over 200 schoolgirls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, on April 14, 2014.

According to intelligence sources, Lydia, previously identified as serial number 68 among the abducted girls, managed to escape from the captivity of Ali Ngulde’s camp in Mandara Mountain.

She surrendered herself to the troops at Ngoshe in Gwoza LGA. Lydia, who was five months pregnant at the time of her rescue, hails from Pemi Town in Chibok LGA.

April 14, 2024, marks the solemn 10th anniversary of the violent abduction of 276 girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, by Boko Haram insurgents.

While 57 of the girls escaped shortly after the abduction, 16 were later rescued, and 107 were released through negotiations.

The rescue of Lydia Simon brings renewed hope and underscores the ongoing efforts to secure the release of all abducted individuals and restore peace in the region.

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