Monday 24 July 2017

Another kidnapped Chibok girl rescued, says Nigerian official

A view of one of the biggest camps for people displaced by Islamist extremists in Maiduguri, Nigeria (Sunday Alamba/AP)
A view of one of the biggest camps for people displaced by Islamist extremists in Maiduguri, Nigeria (Sunday Alamba/AP)

Another young woman believed to be one of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls has been rescued, Nigeria's presidential spokesman said.

The girl was found less than two weeks after 82 others were released by their abductors in exchange for five Boko Haram commanders, Femi Adesina said.

She is being brought to the capital Abuja, where the other young women are undergoing counselling and rehabilitation.

Government officials in Borno state, where the girls were abducted, could not immediately corroborate the claims of the Nigeria presidency.

If the girl is confirmed to have been among those kidnapped, 112 would still be missing.

Jihadists from the group aligned with Islamic State abducted the girls from their school dormitory and held most of them captive for more than three years.

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