From JAMES AWANO, Abuja
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday confirmed that another Chibok schoolgirl has been rescued.
She was rescued about 12 days after the release of 82 abducted girls on the 6th of May.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed to State House correspondents that the recovery of the girl was announced by the Acting President, Osinbajo, during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.
He said that the rescued girl has been brought to Abuja to join her colleagues who were rescued from captivity.
He said `Yes, at the Federal Executive Council’s meeting, the Vice-President broke the cheering news to members of the cabinet and after that I have also spoken to defence people who confirmed it.
“The details are yet to fully unruffled. But in terms of it is true- yes, it is true. I learnt she is already being brought to Abuja, but I have not seen her.”
He also hoped that the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and other Nigerians in captivity would soon be rescued.
The Presidential aide however dismissed the assertion that members of the Boko Haram sect had started regrouping in the Sambisa forest.
According to him, the Federal Government has the capacity to confront any security challenge arising from any part of the country.
He said `One thing you can be sure of is that this government has the capacity to confront any security challenge that arises.
“So, if they are regrouping they will be flushed out again. I believe that we have seen the worst of that insurgency. We are in a mopping up process and I believe the mop up would be completed.’’ he said