Troops of 21 Army Armoured Brigade Bama, Borno State, have reportedly rescued another Chibok school girl, Ruth Bitrus, who escaped from Boko Haram captivity along with her child.
Ruth escaped from Sambisa forest eight years after she, along with her colleagues, was kidnapped from their school in Chibok town, Borno, on April 14, 2014.
Recall that two weeks ago, the troops had rescued two Chibok girls, Mary Dauda and Hauwa Joseph, after they escaped from Boko Haram camp in Gazuwa camp, located about 9 kilometres to Bama Local Government Area of Borno.
Ruth, while narrating her ordeal, said that her husband was killed by a bomb that detonated on him while he was trying to plant it against the troops of Operation Hadin Kai, adding that other girls were still with their captors in Sambisa.
“It took me three days to escape from the insurgents’ enclaves. I took some food with me for my child. Some of the Boko Haram insurgents saw me while I was coming out, but I ran to the bush to avoid being arrested,” she said.
A counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama, while commenting on the development, asserted that the voluntary escape by the Chibok school girls was a result of the massive sustained offensives by the troops of Operation Hadin Kai which resulted in hunger and displacement in the terrorist enclaves.
He said that over 100 Chibok school girls are still missing eight years after the initial abduction.