Nigerian Army troops have successfully rescued Mary Nkeki, 27, a Chibok schoolgirl who was abducted nine years ago. She was presented at the headquarters of Operation Hadin Kai Theatre command, where she recounted her extraordinary journey.
Having been rescued the previous Monday, Nkeki revealed that she had been married to an ex-Boko Haram militant named Adam.
She disclosed that her Boko Haram spouse, Adam, played a vital part in facilitating her getaway following his surrender to the military.
The Chibok schoolgirl’s rescue took place during a mission by the 81 Task Force Battalion in Dikwa, where they penetrated the terrorists’ stronghold.
Maj. Gen. Gold Chibuisi, the Theater Commander of Operation Hadin Kai, informed reporters on Monday that Nkeki holds the position of 55th on the roster of abducted Chibok girls.
“While in captivity she was forcefully married to one Adam, a Boko Haram terrorist.
“Since her rescue, she has undergone thorough medical examination in our medical facility. Equally, she has been adequately resuscitated and will be handed over to Borno state,” he said.
In an interaction with the press, Nkeki shared that, subsequent to being transferred to officials from the Borno State Ministry for Women Affairs, she recounted giving birth to two daughters fathered by Adam, who eventually passed away.
When queried about her marital plans, she responded, “I’m already married. Adam is my husband. We escaped captivity together.” She went on to explain that she and Adam had abandoned insurgency, fled the terrorists’ stronghold in the Dikwa area, and were eventually rescued by the troops.
In recent months, Nkeki’s rescue marks the sixteenth instance in which troops have successfully rescued abducted girls.