The first of 219 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok more than two years ago has been found.
According to reports, Amina Ali was discovered in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno state by civilian vigilantes assisting the military on Tuesday.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.Ayuba Alamson Chibok, a community leader in Chibok, said
‘She met her parents, who recognised their daughter before she was taken to the military base in Damboa,’ .’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.’
The circumstances of her discovery have not yet be officially confirmed.