|Rescued: Amina Ali, then 17, has been found two years after she and 218 others were kidnapped|
The first of 219 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok in northeast Nigeria more than two years ago has been found. Amina Ali was discovered in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno state by civilian vigilantes assisting the military on Tuesday.
Ms Ali, who was 17 when she was abducted, has reportedly had a child while in captivity. According to a local spokesperson, she is now with her family in her home town of Mbalala, near Chibok.
'She met her parents, who recognised their daughter before she was taken to the military base in Damboa,' Ayuba Alamson Chibok, a community leader in Chibok, said. 'Her father's name is Ali and the girl's name is Amina.'
Yakubu Nkeki, head of the Abducted Chibok Girls Parents' group, also confirmed her name and said she was 17 when she was abducted. He added: 'She's the daughter of my neighbour... They brought her to my house.' 'I can confirm that one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls was among rescued persons by our troops,' army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement.
|A total of 276 girls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, on April 14, 2014 by Boko Haram militants, fifty-seven escaped in the immediate aftermath|
'She was carrying a baby but I do not know whether it is aboy or girl,' Lawan Zannah, secretary of the association of parents of missing Chibok girls said. Tsambido Hosea Abana, a Chibok community leader in the capital, Abuja, said other kidnapped girls were in the forest, which the military has been targeting for several weeks.
Boko Haram seized 276 students from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok on the night of April 14, 2014. Fifty-seven managed to escape in the immediate aftermath.
Feb 19: 1 Year + 311 DAYS SINCE CHIBOK SCHOOLGIRLS ABDUCTION... After 676 Days Amina Ali was kidnapped alongside her fellow Chibok Schoolgirls, the abducted 219 schoolgirls might have probably given up hope of being rescued. But it remains the paramount duty of the Nigerian government to rescue these schoolgirls regardless of the current state of their mind and/or expectations. Will Amina Ali ever return home? #BringBackOurGirls #CNNiReport #Humanity #HumanRights #hope #bringbackourgirlsalive #believe #miracle #fairness #faith #neverforgotten #nevertobeforgotten #wehavenotforgotten #girlchildempowerment #girlchildeducation #africangirl #africanchild #chibok #chibokgirls #childeducation #alashock #alasholuyi #charlesalasholuyi #empowerment #education #prayforpeace #miracle #believe