BREAKING NEWS: American Marines Locate Abducted Girls In Sambisa Forest

Published On: May 10, 2014, 7:51 am (6 years ago)
Author: Ayo Olowo
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There were indications yesterday that the 230 female students abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from the Government Girls’ Secondary School, GGSS, Chibok, Borno State, have been sited at the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, by the Special Forces of the United States Marines.

The girls who were abducted on April 14, were part of the 250 students boarded at the school for the West African School Certificate, WASC/ Senior Secondary School Certificate, SSSC, examinations, triggering world-wide condemnations.

This was even as more US military officials arrived Nigeria yesterday to join local officials in the search for nearly 300 school girls taken captives by the Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram, the US Secretary of State John Kerry, and the defence department, Pentagon, said.

The UK team had earlier arrived in Abuja to support Nigerian government in its response to the abduction of over 200 school girls.

The arrival of the foreign troops is coming on the heels of the appeal yesterday by the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar for Nigerians to unite and fight the insurgents to achieve success.

The abduction of the school girls on April 14 in a remote community in Borno State, one of the most shocking terrorist acts by Boko Haram yet, has drawn widespread anger around the world with calls for a swift action.

President Goodluck Jonathan said Thursday that the kidnapping will be “the beginning of end” of Boko Haram.

US President Obama has said he hopes the abduction by Boko Haram will galvanize the international community to act against the brutal group that has directed much of its cruelty on civilians and the innocent.

This week, more than 100 people were killed in a busy market by militants suspected to be from the group. The attack occurred in Gamboru Ngala, Borno State, near the Nigerian border with Cameroun.

Besides the United States, Britain, France and China have also offered to help rescue the stolen girls. Obama said the team sent to Nigeria comprised personnel from military, law enforcement and other agencies.

France said it will station 3,000 troops in Nigeria’s neighbouring countries to help fight militants in the Sahel region.

British satellites and advanced tracking capabilities also will be used, and China has promised to provide any intelligence gathered by its satellite network.

Meanwhile in a statement yesterday, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said, “a team of UK experts who will advise and support the Nigerian authorities in its response to the abduction of over 200 school girls touched down in Abuja, Nigeria this morning”.

The team is drawn from across government, including DfID, FCO and the MoD, and will work with the Nigerian authorities leading on the abductions and terrorism in Nigeria. The team will be considering not just the recent incidents but also longer-term counter-terrorism solutions to prevent such attacks in the future and defeat Boko Haram.

The team will be working closely with their US counterparts and others to coordinate efforts.

US Marines find abducted girls, arrest a Boko Haram leader
The sources told Saturday Vanguard in Abuja that members of the United States Marines who are already in Maiduguri following the promise by President Barak Obama to assist Nigeria in rescuing the abducted girls, located the girls inside the forest, using some Satellite equipment which combed the forest, located an assembly of the young girls and sent the images back to the Marines on ground in Maiduguri.

Aside locating the whereabouts of the girls in the dense forest, it was also, further gathered that one of the leaders of terrorist group who participated in the abduction of the girls was arrested by a combined team of the US Marines and Nigerian forces.

Sources said that the Boko Haram leader was arrested, through an advanced interceptor equipment which was used to track the terrorist while exchanging information with his colleagues in Sambisa Forest about the movements of American and Nigerian soldiers in Maiduguri.

His phone was subsequently traced to a location in Maiduguri where he was arrested and handed over to the Nigerian military.

The location of the girls in the forest is contrary to widespread reports that the girls had been distributed and ferried to the Nigerian border towns in Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic.

Senator Ahmed Zanna, representing Borno Central District in whose Maiduguri home, an alleged Boko Haram top commander was once arrested told the Senate last week that he gave the Military an up-to-date information on how the girls could be rescued, but lamented that his information was largely ignored.

RAW VIDEO : Watch Boko Haram Leader Say “I am The One That Took Your Girls”


Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 07:51 AM | Newbie
hmmmm...may God help Nigeria...see what boko harram did to this beautiful lady
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:12 AM | Newbie
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good news..if na true oooh..
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:15 AM | Addicted Hero
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but me never hear am for CNN OOOH..me dey house now dey watch CNN but nothing about this news here oooh..lets wait and see ..
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:17 AM | Addicted Hero
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God pls help Nigeria
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:19 AM | Gistmaniac
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Quote from: dickman2 on 10-05-2014 08:17 AM
but me never hear am for CNN OOOH..me dey house now dey watch CNN but nothing about this news here oooh..lets wait and see ..
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:44 AM | Hero
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I won't doubt, but FG is the cause of all probs in the nation. Me i believe in freedom for all nation, so to divide & rules, that's the only way to restore peace. Biafra.... Oduduwa........ Nigeria. how do u think there'll be peace among the 3in1 so called country
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:45 AM | Upcoming
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Fake news.......fake news.....fake news....

b4 the American soldiers go finish this their mission...all northern states go full with half-cast......
but make Una no forget say.....there is God oo......chai......
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:45 AM | Gistmaniac
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Hmmm, but nigeria military said the girls and boko haram are not in the simbasi forest, even when we have clear evidence that they are there. I said it before that those aboki's in military uniform are the real boko haram because people have told them several times that boko haram and those girls were there and even them(the nigeria military) know it but they look the other way. Now my question is..(1) Why did nigeria military refused to enter simbasi forest when they know very well that there(simbasi forest) is a boko haram hideout? (2) why did federal government or better still, top military officers refused to order their troop to invade simbasi forest? (3) why did it take u.s soldier just one day to locate and rescue those girls that is taking our military men till thy kingdom come to do? Fellow nigerian, I think some people somewhere is using boko haram to play politics with nigeria. As for me, all I want is division. Let's divide this god forsaken country called nigeria so that everyone will go their own way. Biafra we stand. Up biafra!
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:48 AM | Addicted Hero
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Poster,where is the source of your rumor?
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:51 AM | Upcoming
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fake news 9ja newspapers wan sell y CNN BBC nva carry am?
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:53 AM | Gistmaniac
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We're waiting for audio-visual proof.....Nigerian government can do anything to cover their lootocracy.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:54 AM | Hero
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If rhis is TRUE -this is FAST TRACKING of a different type!

Does this then show the "RAGTAG" attitude of OUR ARMED FORCES!  

It took the INTERVENTIONof foriegn forced to EFFECT the safe return of these GIRLS!
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 08:55 AM | Gistmaniac
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Quote from: angesco on 10-05-2014 08:55 AM
If this s is TRUE -this is FAST TRACKING of a different type!

Does this then show the "RAGTAG" attitude of our NIGERIA ARMED FORCES?

It took the INTERVENTIONof foriegn forces to EFFECT the release of these girls so QUICKLY.

When this STORY is confirmed by BBC, SKY and CNN (definitely NOT NTA) - only then will I BELIEVE!
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 09:02 AM | Gistmaniac
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The marines are not stupid to leak such info to the media. This news is fake

Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 09:03 AM | Hero
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simbasi forest??? like seriously??? ...Lol  Grin
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 09:03 AM | Upcoming
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I hope did name true story. If its true then we should allow US government to come rule us since we can't manager ourselves. Too bad!
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 09:05 AM | Gistmaniac
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I hope did name true story. If its true then we should allow US government to come rule us since we can't manager ourselves. Too bad!
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 09:05 AM | Gistmaniac
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 09:08 AM | Upcoming
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NO THEY HAVE NOT BE LOCATED.

SHAME ON THOSE SPREADING THIS FALSE NEWS.

THEY ARE STILL BEING SOUGHT.

THE GIRLS REMAIN KIDNAPPED.

THE NIGERIA MILITARY HAD FOREKNOWLEDGE OF THIS PLANNED KIDNAP AND DID NOTHING.

NOW THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS THAT THE STORIES OF THE RAGTSG NIGERIA IS TRUE - all they are good at is shooting indiscriminately at civilians at CHECKPOINTS when their DEMANDS for BRIBE are refused.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 10-05-2014 09:09 AM | Gistmaniac
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