Front line soldiers battling Boko Haram in the northeast have rescued one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, Yana Pogu, in Borno state.
Pogu was rescued alongside her four children – two of who are a four-month-old set of twins.
The twins were said to have been in poor health when they were rescued.
According to a security source, Pogu was number 19 on the list of schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno state, on April 14, 2014.
“She was found with a four-month-old set of twins in a very unhealthy condition,” the source said.
“Some of the fleeing insurgents also attempted to ambush the troops but while acting on the intelligence, the troops responded swiftly with aggressive fire powers, forcing them to flee.”
The source noted that more women were also rescued after the encounter.
The abduction of over 200 Chibok schoolgirls was the first large-scale abduction by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria.