As the controversy over the status of the second rescued girl continues, the Nigerian military insisted on Saturday that the second rescued girl was among the 219 school girls abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014.
The Acting Director of Defence Information told Channels Television that the girl, Serah Luka, was abducted from Chibok Secondary School by Boko Haram and that she one of the wanted Chibok girls.
But the bringbackchibokgirls# group has said she was an SSS 1 Learner at GSS Chibok and was not of those abducted from their school in 2014.
In a statement on Friday, the group had said: “We are excited with the news of yet another rescued Chibok girl.
According to Haruna Mutali a community leader in Chibok, their background checks have revealed that this second returnee, Miss Serah Luka, was an SSS 1 learner at GSS Chibok, who was abducted by the insurgents in her home in Madagali.
Every citizen returned is victory for us all.
“We appeal to the humanity in us to stay positively focused on emerging developments. We wish to advice caution in disseminating information too promptly, as we appeal that we respect the human dignity of our returnees and their loved ones, as we engage on this topic.
“We commend the gallant Nigerian army, the Civilian JTF, and the other security forces. We are strongly with you, as through great sacrifice you annihilate the insurgents, return our compatriots, reclaim our territories, and restore peace and normality especially in Northeast Nigeria.”