One of Kidnapped Chibok Girls Rescued in Nigeria

Fredrick Ngugi May 18, 2016 at 10:49am

May 18, 2016 at 10:49 am | News

Fredrick Ngugi

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

May 18, 2016 at 10:49 am | News

Nigeria's Chibok girls taken by Boko Haram. Photo (www.cnn.com)

After two years in captivity, one of the kidnapped Chibok girls has been rescued in Nigeria, according to a BBC report.

Of the missing 219 teenage girls, Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki, is the first one to be rescued.

A Chibok community leader and activist in Abuja, Tsambido Hosea Abanaone, posted more details about her return from a forest near the Cameroon border:

The activist added that the girl was rescued yesterday by vigilantes from Chibok who were on patrol. According to Hosea, the girl, who is already breastfeeding, confirmed to her rescuers that six of the abducted girls were dead and the rest were still in the Sambisa Forest.

Painful Wait

Since April 2014, when 276 Chibok girls were abducted from their dormitories by suspected Boko Haram militants, their friends and relatives have waited in agony with most of them accusing the Nigerian government of not doing enough to rescue the teenage girls.

Just a month ago, a video of fifteen of the abducted schoolgirls was released as “proof of life” with the girls pleading with the Nigerian government to cooperate with Boko Haram for their release.

The April 2014 abduction evoked disgust and criticism from all quarters, with influential personalities such as the US First Lady Michelle Obama condemning the act saying she and her husband, President Obama, were “outraged and heartbroken” by the abduction.

Reports from Nigeria say the rescued girl is currently with the Nigerian military although the military has yet to make a statement regarding the matter.

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