#BBOG confirms authenticity of newly rescued Chibok girl, identifies her as 15 on missing list


Members of the #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) on Thursday confirmed and identified the just-released Chibok girl,  Salomi Pogu as number fifteen (15) on their missing list.

Recall that the Nigerian Army had earlier announced the release of the girl on Thursday afternoon.

The Deputy Director Public Relations, Military Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole Col. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement said the Nigerian military announced the rescue of the Chibok girl who was found in the company of a 14-year-old girl and her baby.

However, spokesperson for the #BBOG Sesugh Akume in a statement on Thursday evening confirmed that Salomi is number 15 on their list and not 86 as stated by the military and her father is mallam Pogu Yahi from Chibok.

He stated, “The Military Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has announced that Nigerian troops of the operation in Pulka today rescued one of our 113 missing Chibok girls, Solomi Pogu, along with another young girl of about 14 years old, Jamila Adams who is with a child. All of them are said to be in the safe custody of the troops and receiving medical attention.

“Our movement is delighted to confirm this news to be true. Salomi Pogu is a daughter of Mallam Pogu Yahi from Kaumutahyahi, a village in Kuburmbula ward of Chibok LGA. Both her parents are currently IDPs in Rumirgo Village, in nearby Askira/Uba LGA in Borno State.

“She is Number 15 on the publicly known list of missing #ChibokGirls NOT Number 86 as the statement by the military said. This brings the number of our missing #ChibokGirls to 112.

“We are yet to ascertain further details about Jamila Adams and the baby.

“Our monthly #BBOGMarchToTheVilla for our #ChibokGirls (and others) for the month of January comes up from Tuesday 23 January.”