Chibok Girl Kidnapped by Boko Haram Found

Nearly 200 girls and women are still missing in Nigeria
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2017 6:45 PM CST
Chibok Girl Kidnapped by Boko Haram Found
This Monday, May 12, 2014, file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok.   (AP Photo/File)

The Nigerian army and Bring Back Our Girls say another missing Chibok girl has been found, CNN reports. According to the AP, the girl—identified as Rakiya Abubakar—and her 6-month-old baby were found while the army interrogated some of the thousands of suspected Boko Haram terrorists arrested in recent weeks. The army says Abubakar, who appeared "serious and morose" Thursday, will be released to the state government following medical exams.

Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden," kidnapped 276 girls and women between the ages of 16 and 18 from Chibok Secondary School in 2014; 195 are still missing. The BBC reports 21 Chibok girls returned home over Christmas after being released by Boko Haram during negotiations in October. While in captivity, Boko Haram forced the Chibok girls to convert to Islam and marry its fighters. While some of the girls have died from disease, and there are rumors of some being sold into slavery, authorities hope Abubakar's return is a sign more of the girls will soon be found. (More Boko Haram stories.)

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