Nigeria schoolgirl rescued from Boko Haram after two years

Her father died while she was being held captive, Mr Nkeki said.

Activists also told the BBC that Amina was found by a vigilante group on Tuesday in Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon.

Gaji then described the reunion, involving a mother who had not seen her daughter for 25 months.

Nkek and her child were taken to Maiduguri to receive medical care, officials said, and will receive assistance to help her re-enter society.

Dozens managed to escape in the first few hours after their kidnap, some by jumping off the moving lorries.

The Nigerian military and government, however, gave a different account and claimed that the girl has been rescued by the troops that were working with the civilian groups.

She may be taken to Abuja on Thursday with her parents to meet the President, according to an army statement.

She is now thought to be travelling to the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, and others used the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls to press the Nigerian government to do something about the kidnapping.

Hunters took the 19-year-old - she was 17 when abducted - to her home village of Mbalala, near Chibok, on Tuesday and she reunited with her mother, Danladi said.

A new video has surfaced, appearing to show some of the missing 219 girls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria two years ago.

Being freed from Boko Haram captivity does not end the trauma for often-pregnant victims or teen-aged mothers: many are ostracized, dubbed "Boko Haram wives".

Akume said the girl had provided useful information that her other classmates were still being held by terrorists in Sambisa Forest.

The counter-insurgency forces are carrying out clearances in the Sambisa forest, Nigeria's Daily Post reports.

One of the 219 girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from the Chibok Secondary School hostel on April 14 2014 has been found.

Boko Haram militants have killed an estimated 15,000 people and kidnapped hundreds of men, women and children in their six-year campaign to carve out a mediaeval Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria. What started as a call to action soon turned to recriminations against the Nigerian government, accused of not doing enough to tackle Boko Haram in its heartlands. The kidnappers were members of Boko Haram, or The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad, which aims to spread Sharia law in Nigeria and surrounding areas.


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