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2 Girls Abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok Were Rescued

Amina Ali, the rescue Chibok school girl, sits during a meeting with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential palace in Abuja, Nigeria Amina Ali, the rescue Chibok school girl, sits during a meeting with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential palace in Abuja, Nigeria WBT

19 May 2016
At least two of more than 200 girls who were abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria were rescued.

In April 2014, more than 200 girls were abducted by Boko Haram during its raid on a school in Chibok, Nigeria. Throughout the week of 16 May 2016, at least two of the girls were rescued.

The first girl was found on 17 May 2016, when soldiers were patrolling the area of Sambisa Forest, Nigeria. A member of Civilian Joint Task Force, a vigilante group established to help fight against Boko Haram, identified the girl as Amina Ali Nkeki. Amina was seen with a child and a man who was suspected to be a member of Boko Haram. The Nigerian army confirmed his identity as Mohammed Hayatu, and the suspect further announced that he was Amina’s husband.

The second girl was found alongside about 100 other civilian hostages on 19 May 2016 when soldiers were performing an operation in Damboa, Nigeria. She was eventually identified as Serah Luka.

Both Amina and Serah have since received medical care. The Nigerian government said that more operations against Boko Haram are ongoing and the remaining girls in captivity are expected to be rescued within coming weeks.

 

To read more, visit:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/nigeria-chibok-girl-rescued-boko-haram-160520051401135.html
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/05/19/dispatches-return-chibok-schoolgirl-renews-hope
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/nigeria-finds-chibok-girl-abducted-boko-haram-160518122302522.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36321249
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-nigeria-security-buhari-idUKKCN0YA1WO

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