A Nigerian Army spokesman confirmed to NBC News that a second girl from the group of 276 schoolgirls kidnapped more than two years ago was rescued Thursday.
The second rescue took place near Damboa, according to an army official. Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman told NBC News that troops killed 35 Boko Haram members and rescued 97 women and children during the operation.
Among them was Serah Luka, who told officials she was at the Chibok boarding school just over two months when the group was captured in 2014. The spokesman said the girl was receiving medical attention.
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Thursday’s rescue comes a day after the Nigerian Army confirmed that 19-year-old Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki and a 4-month-old baby were rescued on the edge of Nigeria’s Sambisa Forest — a Boko Haram hideout.