How another Chibok girl secured release after 7 years in captivity

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A Chibok girl, Hauwa Halim Maiyanga, regained her freedom after the military cleared the hideout of Boko Haram terrorists holding her, a military source has said.

Recall that 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State on April 14, 2014.

However, 103 of the girls were released following global outcry that trailed the incident.

Quoting a military source, TheCable reported that the girl was one of hundreds of kindap victims freed as a result of ongoing military operations in Sambisa Forest and environs.

“For a month now, troops have been bombarding the Sambisa forest and Boko Haram hideouts in the operations Tura Takaibango and Lafiya Dole, and many civilians are being rescued,” he said.

“When the enemies are neutralised, those they have captured regain freedom. The Chibok girl is one of those that has been freed, after her captors hideout was cleared. There are many other girls, we are still trying to find out where they were stolen from,” the unnamed military source was quoted to have said.

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Maiyanga parents are reportedly being prepared to claim their daughter at the Operation Lafiya Dole theatre command at Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri, the state capital.

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