In further proof to quell the controversies surrounding the second rescued Chibok girl, Serah Luka three sets of people have confirmed she was actually a student of Government Secondary School, Chibok, apart from the military who have earlier made the claim, News Punch understands
The BringBackOurGirls group yesterday confirmed that Serah Luka, who was rescued on Thursday by the Nigerian military, was an SSS 1 student of Government Secondary School, Chibok, The Nation Newspaper confirmed this
It, however, said the girl was abducted by Boko Haram in Madagali in Adamawa State and not in Chibok.
The group, which made the clarification in a statement by Sesugh Akume, laid to rest the controversy over the identity of the girl.
The statement 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 advise 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.”
A top military source said: “We conducted security checks on the girl before we released information to the public.
“As part of her profiling, we got in touch with a teacher in GSS, Chibok who confirmed that she was a student of the school before her abduction.
“Also, some of her relatives admitted that she was schooling in Chibok and the girl confessed that she was one of the Chibok girls.
“The Army is not deceiving Nigerians as being insinuated. This kind of attitude from some Nigerians can demoralize the troops.”