Nigerian Army Finds One More Chibok Girl in Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian Army has found one of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, North-east Nigeria’s in 2014

According to the a Nigerian army spokesman Sani Usman, the girl was discovered by troops who were screening escapees from Boko Haram’s base in the Sambisa forest on Saturday around 06:00 a.m. (0500 GMT) in Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, in Borno State.

The girl, Maryam Ali Maiyanga, was “discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son”, the army spokesman said.

Last month, 21 of the abducted girls were released by Boko Haram following talks with the government brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.

The first of the schoolgirls to be found was discovered by soldiers on the edge of the Sambisa forest, a vast woodland area, in May.

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