THE Nigerian Army has freed Mary Nkeki, a 27-year-old Chibok schoolgirl, nine years after she was kidnapped.
She was paraded today at the headquarters of the Operation Hadin Kai Theatre command in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Mary, who is number 55 on the list of abducted schoolgirls, said her Boko Haram husband Adam helped her escape after he surrendered to Nigerian Army troops.
She told newsmen that she gave birth to two children for her terrorist husband, but both died.
Mary, who is now free, has stated that she is in love with her terrorist husband and wishes to be reunited with him.
“As for marriage, my husband is still alive and I am still in love with him. I don’t whether he is still in Dikwa or they brought him to Maiduguri but I will love to be reunited with him if it will be possible,” she said.
During today’s event, Theatre Commander Major General Gold Chibuisi stated that Mary was rescued by Nigerian Army troops in Dikwa on August 14.
He noted that the rescued schoolgirl was immediately admitted to the Army’s medical center for examination adding that the lady has been verified as stable and would be turned over to the state authorities for further evaluation.
He noted that the current development increases the total number of recovered Chibok schoolgirls to sixteen by 2023.