Wednesday 25 April 2018

Girl kidnapped by Boko Haram in boarding school raid found after four years

Nigerian refugees in Minowao Camp in Cameroon
Nigerian refugees in Minowao Camp in Cameroon

Another girl seized during a mass abduction from a boarding school in Nigeria nearly four years ago has been found, authorities said.

More than 100 of the girls remain captives of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, with many forced to marry their kidnappers.

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu confirmed on Thursday that the girl's name was on the list of abducted Chibok girls.

She was found in the company of another young woman who had a child with her.

Chibok community leader Madu Usman expressed happiness that the girl finally was free but said efforts must be made to find all those who remain in captivity.

The militants abducted 276 girls in 2014.

Some escaped on their own, while more than 80 were released last year after negotiations.

AP

Press Association

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Editors Choice

Also in World News