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Chibok girl who had two children in captivity reunites with her family

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Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has confirmed the return of Ruth Ngladar Pogu, a Chibok girl who has been in captivity for seven years.

Over 200 schoolgirls, on April 14, 2014, were abducted when Boko Haram stormed Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok.
Most of the girls were preparing for their secondary school final examinations.
At least 103 have so far been rescued in the last seven years.

Isa Gusau, Zulum’s spokesman, said the governor received Ruth at the Government House on Saturday where she reunited with her parents.
He said Ruth was married to a Boko Haram fighter and returned with two children she had while in captivity.
The Chibok girl and her husband surrendered to Nigerian troops on July 28 at a location in Bama, Borno state.

Following their surrender, security and government officials initiated contact with her parents to confirm her identity.
The governor said the return of Ruth should rekindle the hope of parents and other family members of Chibok girls still in captivity.
He said Ruth will undergo a rehabilitation and reintegration programme that will focus on her health, psychosocial wellbeing, and her future goals.
Zulum commiserated with families of those still in captivity and urged them to remain optimistic and prayerful.
He said: “I am extremely excited both as Borno’s governor and father of all sons and daughters of the state and also as a father to daughters.

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