Nigeria’s First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has received Rebecca Kabu, one of the 277 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014, who was rescued recently by security agencies in her office at the State House, Abuja.

22-year-old Rebecca was rescued from Boko Haram insurgents by the Nigerian Army in Cameroon.

The First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and Rebecca Kabu at the State House

Senator Oluremi Tinubu conveyed gratitude to God for the safe return of Rebecca to her family and extended appreciation to the Nigerian Army and intelligence agencies for their relentless efforts in ongoing rescue missions for the remaining missing Chibok girls.

The first Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu

Highlighting the significance of education, particularly for girls, Senator Oluremi said Rebecca would have the opportunity to continue her learning through her foundation, the ‘Renewed Hope Initiative’.

The Foundation will ensure Rebecca’s education proceeds at her own pace, allowing her to complete her secondary education, she said.

Oluremi Tinubu, Nigeria’s 1st Lady

Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa who led the team disclosed that Rebecca had undergone a comprehensive medical screening and evaluation conducted by medical and psychological experts after her rescue. “The assessment confirmed her well-being and readiness to be reunited with her family in Chibok, located in the Borno state”, he announced.

Rear Admiral Yaminu Musa

Rear Admiral Yaminu emphasized that the NCTC, along with the National Security Adviser, NSA, will continue to provide support and follow-up for Rebecca and other rescued individuals.

The meeting was also attended by Hajiya Nana Shetima, the wife of the Vice President.

Rebecca was 13 years old when she was abducted alongside 276 other girls in 2014 when insurgents attacked a government secondary school in Chibok, Borno State.

As time passed, a number of these girls succeeded in escaping their captors, while others were eventually freed as a result of combined initiatives from civil society organizations and government negotiations.

Story: Christy Dung