Kidnapped Nigerian Teen Found Alive With Her Baby
One of the teenage girls kidnapped over two years ago by the Islamic-terrorist organization Boko Haram has been found with a baby and reunited with her mother, a doctor said Wednesday.
She’s the first of the Chibok girls to be recovered since the mass abduction two years ago from a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria.
On Tuesday, the 19-year-old victim was found wandering with her baby on the fringes of the remote Sambisa Forest, near Nigeria’s border with Cameroon.
The news gives hope to the families of the 218 girls, who are still missing. Locals hope that she may provide information as to the kidnapping victims’ whereabouts.
According to the Press Herald:
The end of the teen’s ordeal is likely to raise hopes that others held by Boko Haram could find freedom. But the militants remain a significant force despite widening military campaigns – backed by U.S. drone surveillance – in Nigeria and surrounding countries including Cameroon and Chad.
The Associated Press, quoting one of the girl’s uncles, said 19-year-old Amina Ali Nkeki was found by Nigerian soldiers. The uncle, Yakubu Nkeki, said his niece was pregnant and suffering from “trauma,” but he did not elaborate. Other reports suggested she had already given birth.
She was among 276 girls – mostly aged 16 to 18 – taken captive at their boarding school as they prepared for an exam. At least 219 remained missing after the others managed to escape soon after the abduction.
But sadly, the young woman told her mother some of the Chibok girls have died in captivity, while others are still being held. This information is according to her family’s doctor, Idriss Danladi.
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