One of the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014 has been reunited with her family, an activist with the #BringBackOurGirls organisation confirms.
Bukky Shonibare, one of the leaders of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, told the press that a female was found by a local vigilante group on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in a village on the edge of Sambisa Forest.
According to Shonibare, the girl told the vigilante that she had escaped Boko Haram and that she had a baby. Her name has not been given to the press. She was identified by people from Chibok who are “100 percent sure that this was one of the Chibok girls”, the activist says.
Sambisa Forest is a stronghold of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, and it has been long suspected that the Chibok girls were being held in the territory in the North East part of the country. A handful of the girls managed to escape from the terrorists at the time the story was unravelling in the media.
The schoolgirl was identified by a local and taken to her mother, who identified her, Ms. Shonibare told the press.
More than 200 of the girls abducted from their dormitory at Girls Secondary School in the town of Chibok remain missing.
The Army has released a statement claiming that it rescued the Chibok schoolgirl and identified her as Amina Ali. She was found with a four-month old baby and a suspected Boko Haram terrorist who identified himself as her husband. Photos of the three were emailed to The Trent by the army public relations unit.