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Missing Nigerian girl ‘found with baby’

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Missing Nigerian girl ‘found with baby’

Missing Nigerian girl ‘found with baby’

NEWISSUES, Abuja

One of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria has been found with a 10-month-old baby son, the military says.

The girl was discovered in Pulka in northern Borno state, spokesman Sani Usman said.

The announcement came three weeks after another 21 Chibok girls were freed after negotiations with the Boko Haram Islamist militants who abducted them.

More than 270 schoolgirls were seized from the north-eastern town in April 2014, sparking international outrage.

Mr Usman said the latest girl to be found was discovered by soldiers screening escapees from Boko Haram’s base in the Sambisa forest.

Boko Haram has been fighting a long insurgency in its quest for an Islamic state in northern Nigeria. The conflict is estimated to have killed some 20,000 people.

 

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