One of the missing Chibok schoolgirls has been found in Nigeria, the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago.

Amina Ali Nkeki was found carrying a baby by an army-backed vigilante group on Tuesday in the huge Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon.

She was with a suspected member of the Boko Haram Islamist group.

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In all, 218 girls remain missing after their abduction from a secondary school in north-east Nigeria in April 2014.

The girls were taken by militants from Boko Haram.

Amina was found with a four-month-old baby
Amina was found with a four-month-old baby

Amina, now 19, was reportedly recognised by a civilian fighter of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF), a vigilante group set up to help fight Boko Haram, and briefly reunited with her mother.

The Nigerian military named the suspected Boko Haram fighter as Mohammed Hayatu. He said he was Amina’s husband.

He has been arrested and taken to the regional capital Maiduguri, along with Amina and her baby, for medical attention, the military said.


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