One of the missing Chibok girls has been found in Nigeria, activists say, the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago. BBC reports
A vigilante group on Tuesday in Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon identified the girl as Amina Ali Nkek.
218 girls remain missing after their abduction from a secondary school in north-east Nigeria in April 2014.
The girls were taken by militants from the Boko Haram Islamist group.
According to reports, 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.
News of the rescue was confirmed to the BBC by Nigerian university teacher and women’s activist Hauwa Abdu.
Sources told the BBC she came from the town of Mbalala, south of Chibok, from where 25 of the kidnapped girls came. A neighbour in Mbalala told the BBC that Amina was found with a baby.
An uncle, YaKubu Nkeki, told Associated Press news agency that Amina was later reunited with her mother in Chibok.
She is expected to be moved soon to Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s Borno state.