Greater than 100 schoolgirls are nonetheless lacking since their April 2014 abduction in northeastern Nigeria by Boko Haram.
Nigerian troopers have discovered one of many greater than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram operatives eight years in the past within the conflict-torn northeast, the army has stated.
The April 2014 assault on a ladies’ boarding college within the city of Chibok and the mass kidnapping that adopted sparked worldwide outrage and a worldwide marketing campaign referred to as #BringBackOurGirls.
The army stated on Twitter on Wednesday that troops on patrol had discovered the younger lady, Mary Ngoshe, carrying a child close to Ngoshe village.
“Troops of 26 Job Drive Brigade on patrol round Ngoshe in Borno State on 14 June 2022 intercepted one Mrs Mary Ngoshe and her son,” the assertion stated.
“She is believed to be one of many kidnapped ladies from GGSS (Authorities Ladies Secondary College) Chibok in 2014,” it added, releasing an image of a younger lady and a baby.
Of the 276 pupils aged 12 to 17 who have been kidnapped by the group on April 14, 2014, 57 of the ladies managed to flee by leaping off vehicles they’d been herded on.
Eighty-two others have been later launched in trade for some detained Boko Haram commanders following back-channel talks with the Nigerian authorities.
Greater than 100 ladies are nonetheless lacking. Some are believed to have been married off to fighters based on propaganda movies launched by Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram’s late chief.
For the reason that Chibok college mass abduction, completely different armed teams have carried out a number of mass abductions and lethal assaults on faculties in northern Nigeria.
The violence has contributed to maintaining college students out of colleges, and the UN estimates that greater than 18.5 million Nigerian youngsters haven’t any access to schooling.