The Commandant-General of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, retired Brigadier-General Usman Mohammed Jahun, has said the first Chibok school girl rescued last week in Bale village at the edge of Sambisa forest, was found by his men while she was fetching firewood close to the forest.
The commandant-general, who made this known while addressing journalists in Abuja, said his men from Chibok village were on patrol in five Hilux vans to the Bale village, when they found the girl, Amina Ali, with her baby on her back.
“The vigilantes immediately rescued the girl after one of them recognized her. Upon her rescue, the girl told them that her husband, who is a member of the Boko Haram, was nearby and the vigilantes searched for him and got him,” he explained.
Usman said after rescuing the girl, her baby and her husband, they were handed over to the military, who were also on patrol near the village.
He said it was unfortunate that the credit of her rescue was being claimed by a section of security body, which was not part of the exercise.
“Those who actually rescued the girl are being demolarised as they are not being recognised and this may affect their operations not only in the North-East but nation-wide,” he said.
While calling on his men not to be disturbed by the development and continue the sacrifice for their fatherland, Usman said all hands must be on deck to address the security challenges facing the country.
On the bill at the National Assembly seeking legal backing for the operations of vigilante group nation-wide, the commandant-general commended the law makers for their concern so far.
Source: Daily Trust.