The first of the missing Nigerian Schoolgirls to be rescued from Boko Haram militants, Amina Ali Nkeki, 19, was found with a baby on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest by an army-backed vigilant group. She was one of the 219 pupils abducted from a secondary school in Chibok, April 2014.
Ms. Nkeki had an emotional reunion with her mother after being held captive for more than two years. Ms. Nkeki was recognized by a fighter of the civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) on patrol as part of a vigilante group set up to fight Boko Haram. She was with a suspected Boko Haram fighter, now in Nigerian military custody who claimed to be her husband. Ms. Nkeki was spotted while searching for firewood in the forest area surrounding the Boko Haram settlement. She stated all the Chibok girls are still there except six of them that have already died.
During the April 2014 raid on the Chibok school dormitories Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 276 girls. More than 50 managed to escape by jumping off the lorries and running into roadside bushes. The abductions led to the #BringBackOur Girls campaign, supported by US First Lady Obama and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai.