Speaking during the handing over, the Theatre Commander of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major Gen. Lucky Irabor told the representative of the Borno State Governor that Maryam was rescued from Boko Haram terrorists at about 6: am Nigerian time.
The Nigerian Army had earlier issued a statement that Ms. Ali was identified as one of the 219 missing Chibok girls while screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorist hideout in Sambisa forest during a morning raid.
The army had said they discovered one of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in 2014 from at Government Secondary School Chibok girls, named Maryam Ali Maiyanga among them.
“I believe, and we are hopeful that all the other captives would be released. This has come, and it has strengthened our hope that the rest would be rescued.” Maj Gen. Irabor stated.