Boko Haram First Chibok girl rescued two years after capture

One of the missing Chibok girls has been found in Nigeria activists say, making her the first to be rescued since 219 girls were captured two years ago.

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play In April 2014, the girls were abducted from a secondary school in north-east Nigeria by militants from the Boko Haram Islamist group. (CNN )
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One of the missing Chibok girls has been found in Nigeria activists say, making her the first to be rescued since 219 girls were captured two years ago.

Amina Ali Nkek was found by a vigilante group on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon, activists told the BBC.

In April 2014, the girls were abducted from a secondary school in north-east Nigeria by militants from the Boko Haram Islamist group.

Amina 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.

The BBC reports Amina came from the town of Mbalala, south of Chibok. A neighbour in Mbalala has said Amina was found with a baby.

She has also been reported to have been reunited with her mother in Chibok.

During the 2014 attack, the gunmen arrived in Chibok late at night, then raided the school dormitories and loaded the 276 girls on to trucks.

Some managed to escape within hours of their kidnapping, mostly by jumping off the lorries and running off into the bushes.

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