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Nigerian girl kidnapped 2 years ago found alive

One of the teenagers kidnapped by banned Boko Haram group in 2014 from a boarding school in Nigeria has been found with a baby, a doctor said on Wednesday. The doctor added that the girl has been reunited with her mother.

Nigerian girl kidnapped 2 years ago found alive

The girl has become the first of the Chibok girls to be found since the mass abduction carried out by Boko Haram.

It is learned that the girl was found with her baby on Tuesday on the fringes of the remote Sambisa Forest, located near Nigeria's border with Cameroon.

The recovery of this girl is set to give hope to the families of the 218 girls who were kidnapped on that fateful day by the extremists. It is expected that the recovered girl may provide information about the whereabouts of other girls.

It is learned that the young woman told her mother that some of the Chibok girls have died in captivity and the others still are being held. The girl's family doctor Idriss Danladi made this statement after with the mother.

Boko Haram attacked the Government Girls Secondary School at Chibok on April 14, 2014 and kidnapped 76 girls preparing for science exams. Some girls managed to escape in the first hours, but 219 remained captive.

The mass kidnapping grabbed worldwide attention and put a spotlight on the violence of Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists. "God reigns!" one of the founders of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, Oby Ezekwesili, trumpeted on social media. "OUR #ChibokGirl ... IS BACK!!!!!!! #218ShallBeBack because #HopeEndures."

Nigeria's military, however, claimed that it had rescued the young woman and her baby, along with a Boko Haram suspect who claimed to be her husband. "This is to confirm that one of the abducted Chibok school girls ... was among the persons rescued by our troops," said the army spokesman, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman.