The military has confirmed that it has freed a majority of the 129 students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
The students, all girls, were kidnapped on Monday night by suspected Boko Haram members.
In a statement on Wednesday evening, the spokesperson of the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, Maj. General Chris Olukolade, confirmed that only eight of the girls were still held captive by the soldiers.
Of the 129 abducted students, the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, earlier in the day confirmed that 14 of the girls escaped from their abductors, reports Premium Times.
“More students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok have been freed this evening in the on-going search and rescue operations to free the abducted students,” said the Major General.
“With this development, the Principal of the School confirmed that only eigth of the students are still missing. One of the terrorists who carried out the attack on the school has also been captured.”