The Nigerian Army has rescued some of the abducted students of Government Girls Science and Technical College in Yobe state.
A statement by the Director-General, Press Affairs to the state governor, Malam Abdullahi Bego last night in Damaturu said the girls are in the custody of the Nigerian army.
“I hereby inform the public that some of the girls at Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) whose school was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists last Monday have been rescued by gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Army from the terrorists who abducted them.
“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army. We will provide more details about their number and condition in due course.
“His Excellency Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, who is very grateful for the gallantry and hard work of the officers and men of the Nigerian Army involved in the operation, is monitoring the situation closely and will make a statement in due course” he said.
Meanwhile there was wild jubilation in Gaidam town last night when news filtered in about the rescue of the abducted girls.
Despite the curfew in place residents lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the girls as they rode in a convoy of several vehicles with military into the Gaidam military base.
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