A second girl kidnapped more than two years ago in a raid on a school in Chibok town by Boko Haram militants has been rescued, a spokesman for the Nigerian army said.
Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said she was among 97 women and children rescued by troops and civilian vigilantes in the Damboa area of Borno state at about on Thursday.
“We are glad to state that among those rescued is a girl believed to be one of the Chibok Government (Girls) Secondary School girls,” he said.
“She is presently receiving medical attention. Her name is Miss Serah Luka.”
The student, who is believed to be a Christian pastor’s daughter, said she was “at the school at the time they were abducted”.
The first of the 219 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s Chibok more than two years ago was found and met with her mother yesterday, raising hopes for those still being held.
Amina Ali Nkeki, 19, with a baby daughter, was discovered on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno state, and was brought back to her home town of Mbalala, near Chibok.
She was flown to the Nigerian capital to meet President Muhammadu Buhari, who has promised her education will continue.
Earlier on Thursday the Governor of Borno state, where Chibok is located, said the army was drawing up plans and moving into a Boko Haram forest stronghold in a bid to rescue the remaining girls.