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Euphoria as Chibok girl is found alive with a baby

One of the missing Chibok girls has been found in Nigeria, according to activists. The girl is first to be reportedly rescued since their capture two years ago.

276 girls were taken from their secondary school in north-east Nigeria by Boko Haram militants in April 2014. Some managed to escape within hours of their kidnapping, mostly by jumping off the lorries and running off into the bushes. In total, 219 girls were taken away.

Activists confirmed to the BBC that Amina Ali Nkek was found by a vigilante group on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon. She was reportedly identified by a civilian fighter who recognised her.

The fighter belonged to the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF), a vigilante group set up to help fight Boko Haram.

She is reportedly from the town of Mbalala, south of Chibok, from where 25 of the kidnapped girls came. It is understood she was found with a baby.

  • Daniel Fayemi for

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