“She was brought first to Chibok by the vigilantes who took her to the vice-principal of her school, who immediately identified her as Aisha Ali, which is her name in the school register”.
Her mother told the Murtala Muhammed Foundation, a Nigerian non-profit organisation researching a book on the missing Chibok girls, that she was not sure of the age of Ali, the youngest of her 13 children although only three survived their early years.
Governor Kashim Shettima in a meeting with United Nations Humanitarian Affairs officials at the Borno Government said that he had received the news of the rescue but was yet to be briefed.
More than 200 teenaged schoolgirls were abducted by the group on 14th April 2014 from Government Girls Secondary School at Chibok who were preparing for science exams.
Dozens managed to escape in the first few hours after their kidnap, some by jumping off the moving lorries.
The inability of Nigeria’s government and military to rescue them led, in part, to last year’s electoral defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan, who was seen as uncaring and not committed to freeing them. However, the report said the girl is now with soldiers in Damboa, Borno state, until further investigations are completed. Activists said the girl, who was allegedly pregnant, was recognised by a militia member near the border with Cameroon, The Independent reported.
The girls’ kidnapping sparked global outrage, with Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai and a slew of other high-profile figures lending their weight to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
Akume said the girl had provided useful information that her other classmates were still being held by terrorists in Sambisa Forest.
Last month, on the two-year anniversary of the abduction, CNN aired a video it said showed that some of the kidnapped girls were still alive.
Today Nigerian troops cleared the Njimia camp and killed 15 Boko Haram fighters.
A multinational force from Nigeria and its neighbors has reduced their territory, reportedly hemming them into the Sambisa Forest. Boko Haram has turned to soft targets using suicide bombers.
The man Mohammed Hayatu, claiming to be her husband also told that he too was abducted by Boko Haram from the town of Mubi and was taken to Sambisa Forest where he married Nkeki.