One of the Chibok school girls abducted by the deadly Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014 has been reportedly found.
According to a report by the Hausa service of the BBC, the girl was rescued in the Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon on Tuesday, May 18.
The rescued girl identified as Amina Ali Nkek from Mbalala village, south of Chibok was said to have been found by members of vigilante group known as Civilian JTF.
Amina Nkek Amina was breastfeeding a baby during her rescue
Amina Nkek Amina, 19, was breastfeeding a baby during her rescue
Nkek was reportedly identified by a civilian fighter who recognised her.
Sources told the BBC she was found with a baby.
Report has it that she was later identified by her parents after she was taken to Chibok and she now with soldiers in Dambuwa, Borno state until further investigations are completed.
Nkek disclosed that all the kidnapped girls are still kept in Sambissa Forest by the insurgents, Sahara Reporters reports.
She was found in the Kulakeita area in the company of her Boko Haram husband, and was immediately rescued by vigilantes who handed her over to Nigerian troops in Damboa.
She was found in the company of her Boko Haram husband
The rescued girl reportedly told the soldiers during interrogation that six of the girls have died, while the others have been married off to Boko Haram commanders, and that they were all still in Sambisa Forest as of the time of her rescue.
Oby Ezekwesili, the leader of the #BringBackOurGirls group said the chairman of Chibok community in Abuja, Tsambido Hosea-Abana confirmed the news.
Also confirming the news, Yakubu Nkeki, the chairman Of Chibok girls’ Parents said she was found on Monday at an area close to the Sambisa Forest by members of the CJTF, Leadership reports.
Nkeki said: “I am in Lagos right now but my wife called me yesterday. The chairman of the CJTF also called me. They took the girl to my place where she was identified. Her mother identified her too. The CJTF and the army have taken her to Dambowa. When I return home, I will be able to get more details.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army has said troops on Operation Lafiya Dole rescued one of the abducted Chibok School Girls in Baale, Borno state.
According to army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, who gave her name as “Falmata Mbalala”, she was one of the person rescued by Nigerian troops at Baale near Damboa.
Bulama Madurai, the vice principal of the school where the girls were abducted whom she recognised when she was taken to her village also confirmed her rescue.
However, the school’s principal said none of the schoolgirls bear Falmata Mbalala on their register.
According to report, The father of the 19-year old girl who was 17 when she was abducted, died while she was held captive.
This year made it two years since the girls were abducted from their school by the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
On that fateful day, the insurgents stormed the school, abducting over 200 girls from their hostel. Some managed to escape from the insurgents within hours of their kidnapping, by jumping off the lorries and running off into the bushes.
The others who didn’t escape have been missing since then and every effort to find and rescue them has proved abortive.
In April 2016, which marked the second anniversary of their disappearance, a video surfaced, showing some of the kidnapped schoolgirls alive. The video showed 15 girls in black robes who said they were being treated well but wanted to be with their families.