Missing Chibok schoolgirl found, Nigerian army says
One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2014 was found Saturday by the Nigerian army, the army said.
She was discovered carrying a 10-month-old son among a group that had escaped from a Boko Haram hideout in Sambisa Forest, the army said. She was taken to a medical facility for evaluation.
The girl is said to have been among the 276 girls and women that Boko Haram militants herded from bed in the middle of the night at a boarding school in Chibok in April 2014.
As many as 57 girls escaped almost immediately.
One was found in May. She apparently wandered out of a forest, asking for help, accompanied by a baby, according to witnesses.
The militant group handed over 21 former Chibok schoolgirls to authorities in northeastern Nigeria last month. Roughly 196 are still unaccounted for.
The kidnappings sparked global outrage, with high-profile figures such as first lady Michelle Obama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai lending their weight to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
The campaign sent out a tweet, cheering the news of the latest girl’s release.