Kidnapped Chibok Girl Found More Than 2 Years After Mass Abduction by Boko Haram


A Nigerian schoolgirl who was among the more than 270 kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram more than two years ago has been found, officials announced Wednesday, the Washington Post reports

The young woman, identified as 19-year-old Amina Ali Nkeki, was reportedly found by Nigerian soldiers while wandering in a forest in northest Nigeria, not far from Chibok, where she and others were abducted in April 2014. The details of her release or escape were not immediately known, the Post notes. 


According to the report, quoting the Associated Press, the girl's uncle, Yakubu Nkeki, said that his niece was pregnant and suffering from "trauma," but did not go into any further detail about her condition. At least 219 girls remain missing, after others from the original 276 who were taken managed to escape soon after their kidnapping. 

Amina Ali Nkeki's recovery comes about a month after a "proof of life" video surfaced, showing 15 of the kidnapped girls. 

According to Fox News, other Chibok girls may also have been recovered by soldiers who were hunting down Boko Haram extremists in the remote Sambisa forest Tuesday night. Chibok community leader Pogu Bitrus said that he is working with officials to identify the girls. 

Read more at the Washington Post and Fox News.

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