Serah Luka, the second “Chibok girl” rescued by the military yesterday, Thursday, May 19, 2016 was kidnapped from her home village and is not among 218 students abducted from the school by Boko Haram two years ago.
The girl is one of three daughters of a pastor of the Nigerian branch of the U.S.-based Church of the Brethren, kidnapped by Boko Haram in two separate attacks, community leader Pogu Bitrus told The Associated Press.
Army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said soldiers freed the girl after a Thursday night battle in the northeastern Sambisa Forest in which it liberated 97 women and children and killed 35 extremists. He claimed she was among missing girls abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
Bitrus said the girl, believed to be about 15 when she was seized, was a student at the same school but was home on holiday at the time of the her school was attacked. She was later snatched from her village of Madagali, near the town of Chibok, he said, but did not know when exactly.