Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade on patrol around Ngoshe in Borno State on Tuesday intercepted one Mrs. Mary Ngoshe and her son.
Newsbreak reports that Ngoshe is believed to be one of the abducted girls from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok in 2014.
This newspaper recalls that on the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 mostly Christian female students aged from 16 to 18 were kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram from GGSS Chibok.
Prior to the raid, the school had been closed for four weeks due to deteriorating security conditions, but the girls were in attendance in order to take final exams in physics.
57 of the schoolgirls escaped immediately following the incident by jumping from the trucks on which they were being transported, and others have been rescued by the Nigerian Armed Forces on various occasions. Hopes have been raised that the 219 remaining girls might be released; however, some girls are believed to be dead.
Amina Ali, one of the missing girls, was found in May 2016. She claimed that the remaining girls were still there, but that six had died. As of 14 April 2021, seven years after the initial kidnapping, over 100 of the girls remain missing.
Boko Haram has used the girls as negotiating pawns in prisoner exchanges, offering to release some girls in exchange for some of their captured commanders in jail.