- Title: Chibok schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 safe and sound, with a baby
- Date: 6th January 2017
- Summary: MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA (JANUARY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** FORMER CHIBOK SCHOOLGIRL, RAKIYA ABUBKAR, AND HER BABY BEING ESCORTED BY ARMY PERSONNEL INTO THE STATE HOUSE ABUBKAR CARRYING HER BABY AS SHE DISCUSSES WITH TWO WOMEN ABUBKAR SPEAKING ABUBKAR AND TWO WOMEN ARMY PERSONNEL AND BORNO STATE GOVERNOR, KASHIM SHETTIMA, WALKING IN BORNO STATE GOVERNOR CARRYING BABY ABUBKAR INTERACTING WITH BORNO STATE GOVERNOR ABUBKAR INTERACTING WITH TWO WOMEN
- Embargoed: 21st January 2017 11:24
- Keywords: Security Chibok girl Boko Haram Insurgency
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- Country: Nigeria
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0015XXXKQV
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- Story Text: Nigerian army said on Thursday (January 5) they found a schoolgirl who was kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from their school in the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014. She was found with a six-month old baby in her arms.
The troops found Rakiya Abubkar wandering around near Algarno, a former Boko Haram stronghold.
Nigeria's military on Thursday handed over the Chibok girl and her baby to Borno state government.
A total of 276 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok in 2014 in one of the most infamous actions of their insurgency.
More than 20 were released in October in a deal brokered by the International Red Cross.
Others have escaped or been rescued but about 200 are believed to be still in captivity.
Boko Haram has killed 15,000 people and displaced more than two million during a seven-year-old insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria.
The group controlled an area about the size of Belgium in early 2015 but has been pushed out of most of that territory over the last year by Nigeria's army and troops from neighbouring countries.
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