One of 219 Girls Snatched by Boko Haram Found

She was reportedly held captive for 2 years
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2016 9:00 AM CDT
One of 219 Missing Girls Snatched By Boko Haram Found
This image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network in May 2014 allegedly shows the missing girls abducted from Chibok. One of the girls was reportedly found Tuesday.   (AP Photo/File)

One of the 219 missing girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria, and held for two years has been found, multiple sources are reporting. The woman's uncle tells the AP 19-year-old Amina Ali Nkeki was found by Nigerian soldiers on Tuesday. The BBC cites activists claiming the woman was found by the Civilian Joint Task Force, an anti-Boko Haram vigilante group. Nkeki was found on the edge of the Sambisa Forest, where Nigerian soldiers have been fighting Boko Haram, CNN reports.

The woman's uncle tells the AP Nkeki was pregnant when she was found and "suffering a trauma problem." But the BBC reports she had a baby with her. Nkeki reunited with her mother Tuesday, but her father died since she was kidnapped in April 2014. Boko Haram took 276 girls from a school in Chibok in that incident. Fifty-seven of the girls were able to escape quickly. Their parents followed the trail of the remaining girls to the Sambisa Forest but were unable to proceed out of fear of Boko Haram. Nkeki is the first of the girls to be freed. There are 218 still missing. (More Boko Haram stories.)

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