Accessibility links

Kidnapped Chibok Girl Found Alive

  • VOA Staff

FILE-In this file photo taken from video released by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, May 12, 2014, shows missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok.

FILE-In this file photo taken from video released by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, May 12, 2014, shows missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok.

A Chibok girl kidnapped in Nigeria by Islamist militant group Boko Haram has been found alive, according to a community leader.

The girl, Amina Ali Nkeki, is one of the 219 girls abducted more than two years ago.

Tsambido Hosea Abana, a Chibok community leader in Abuja from the Bring Back Our Girls group, tweeted that the girl was found by civilian vigilantes in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno State on Tuesday.

She was found wandering in the forest, her uncle, Yakubu Nkeki told the Associated Press. Witnesses say she was with a baby when she was found.

How kidnapping happened

Boko Haram grabbed the schoolgirls from their dormitory in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok and herded them away into the night.

Amina was 17 when kidnapped. She was brought to Chibok on Tuesday night and was later reunited with her family.

In April, Nigeria’s Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, director of Defense Information, told VOA that the country’s military would not be deterred in efforts to rescue all civilians, including the kidnapped Chibok School girls, who were abducted by Islamist militant group.

Chris Stein contributed to this report

FILE - People take part in a march that is part of the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign, in memory of the Nigerian girls abducted by Nigerian extremists, outside the presidential residence in Abuja, Nigeria, July 8, 2015.

FILE - People take part in a march that is part of the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign, in memory of the Nigerian girls abducted by Nigerian extremists, outside the presidential residence in Abuja, Nigeria, July 8, 2015.

XS
SM
MD
LG