Monday 18 December 2017

Nigerian girl kidnapped by extremists rescued with baby son

The Nigerian army has rescued a Chibok schoolgirl
The Nigerian army has rescued a Chibok schoolgirl

The Nigerian army has rescued one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamic extremists more than two years ago in a raid on a forest hideout.

A spokesman said the schoolgirl was found with a baby boy born to an extremist. It was the first army rescue of a Chibok girl.

Nigeria's government last month secured the freedom of 21 of the schoolgirls in the first such release negotiated with Boko Haram. Another girl escaped from captivity in May.

Some 276 girls were seized from a school in north-eastern Chibok town in April 2014. Dozens quickly escaped.

Officials have vowed to secure the release of nearly 200 who remain captive.

AP

Press Association

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