Pregnant Chibok Girl found wondering in the bush says Uncle
Chibok Girl found pregnant.The girl,Amina Ali Nkeki, 19, was found wandering in the forest Tuesday with a baby, her uncle says. She is ‘fine.’
One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a school in northeastern Nigeria has been found with a baby and was reunited Wednesday with her mother. The young woman is the first of the Chibok girls to be freed since the mass
Nigerian hunters found the girl wandering with the baby near the Sambisa Forest.
Her uncle describes her as traumatized.
The young woman told her mother that some of the Chibok girls have died in captivity and the others still are held by Boko Haram, according to the family’s doctor, Idriss Danladi, who spoke to The Associated Press after a conversation with the mother.
She is the first of the 219 Chibok girls to be seen since the kidnapping grabbed worldwide attention and put a spotlight on the violence of Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremists.
Nigeria’s military tried to claim her rescue. “This is to confirm that one of the abducted Chibok school girls . . . was among the rescued persons by our troops,” said a one-line statement from army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman.
Hunters took the 19-year-old to her home village of Mbalala, near Chibok, on Tuesday and she reunited with her mother, Danladi said. Her father died while she was held captive, said her uncle Yakubu Nkeki. She was 17 when she was abducted.
Mother, daughter and baby have been taken to a military camp in the town of Damboa.
Meanwhile,the Nigerian Army quickly corrected an earlier mistake.
There was slight confusion when the Army initially confirmed that they had indeed rescued one of the abducted Chibok school girls, named Falmata Mbalala. This was contrary to reports that the girl was actually Amina Ali. The Army have corrected the mistake and released a more detailed statement. Read after the cut...
• Please recall that we informed you that one of the abducted Chibok school girls has been rescued earlier today and promised to give further details. Further to that, in continuation of Operation CRACKDOWN, troops of 25 Brigade Damboa in conjunction with Civilian JTF deployed in one of the blocking positions at Baale, near Damboa rescued one Miss Amina Ali and a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Mohammed Hayatu, who claimed to be her husband. Both were brought to Headquarters 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa at about 2.30pm today.
Preliminary investigation shows that she is indeed one of the abducted Chibok School girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists on 14th April 2014 in Chibok and her name is Amina Ali as against Falmata Mbalala that was earlier stated. In addition, she is a nursing mother with a 4 month old baby girl who was named Safiya. Both the suspected Boko Haram terrorist and the nursing mother have been taken to Maiduguri for further medical attention and screening.
Thank you for your usual cooperation.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations