In the Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State, the Nigerian Army has once again performed a courageous act by rescuing Mary Nkeki, a Chibok girl. Maj. Gen. Gold Chibuisi, the Theater Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, made this triumphant revelation on Monday, August 21, 2023. The momentous announcement took place at the heart of the Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri, at the headquarters of the Theatre Command, during the poignant handover ceremony of the young girl to the Borno Ministry of Women Affairs.
Maj. Gen. Chibuisi declared that the rescue mission, carried out on August 14, 2023, was an extraordinary feat accomplished by the troops of the 81 Task Force Battalion, under the banner of Operation Hadin Kai. This audacious operation was conducted within the terrorists’ stronghold in Dikwa. Mary Nkeki, now liberated, was not alone; her former insurgent husband, known as Adam, had chosen the path of redemption and was also rescued alongside her.
“She is on serial number 55 of the abducted Chibok girl list. Now 27 years old. Kibaku by tribe. While in captivity, she was forcefully married to one Adam, a Boko Haram terrorist,” he stated.
“Since her rescue, she has undergone thorough medical examination in our medical facility. Equally she has been adequately resuscitated and will be handed over to Borno state,” he added.
Chibuisi assured the commitment of the military to contain security in the north east and restore lasting peace in the region.
Speaking to newsmen on her experience since abduction, Mary said it was full of sufferings.
Mary said she gave birth to two female children for Adam, who are all deceased.
She said she and her husband, Adam, repented from insurgency and fled the terrorists enclave at the Dikwa axis, and reached a point where the troops rescued both of them.
However, since their rescue, she was separated from Adam, who was taken to the repentant insurgents camp.
According to her, she left behind two other Chibok girls.
Mary was abducted alongside over 200 students from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, by Boko Haram terrorists in 2014.
She is the 16th girl rescued by troops in recent months.