A tweet got posted on the Nigerian Army’s verified Twitter page, @HQNigerianArmy, on Wednesday morning stating that they found one Mrs Mary Ngoshe who is believed to be one of the Chibok girl, kidnapped girls form the government Girls Chibok School in 2014.
Ngoshe, who was found with a child believed to be hers, was intercepted by the troops while on patrol around Ngoshe in Borno State.
The tweet reads, “Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade on patrol around Ngoshe in Borno State on 14 June 2022 intercepted one Mrs Mary Ngoshe and her son. She is believed to be one of the abducted Chibok girl from GGSS Chibok in 2014. Further exploitation ongoing.”
On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students aged from 16 to 18 were kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School at the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria.
The abduction caused an upper roar in the country and there were protest going on with the #release our girls.
However, over 100 of the girls have been since released or escaped.
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Nigeria recorded one of its worst abductions on April 14, 2014, when Boko Haram insurgents invaded the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, and abducted more than 200 students in the process.
The school was said to have been closed for a few weeks due to deteriorating security conditions at the time, but students – aged between 16 and 18 – came around to take their final exams.
Since the abduction of the “Chibok girls”, many other schools or universities have been attacked in northern Nigeria in recent years, some by jihadists, but mostly by criminal groups who carry out mass kidnappings for ransom.
Over time, several others regained freedom either by escaping or being released by the insurgents as a result of negotiations with the Federal Government.
The situation sparked outrage within and outside Nigeria, to calls for the return of the girls by various individuals and groups, including a former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.