One of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram from their school in northeast Nigeria’s Chibok in 2014 has been found by soldiers, a Nigerian army spokesman said on Saturday.
Sani Usman said the girl was discovered in Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, in Borno State, by troops who were screening escapees from Boko Haram’s base in the Sambisa forest.
The girl, Maryam Ali Maiyanga, was “discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son”, the army spokesman said.
Twenty-one of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted in April 2014 were released October 14 by their captors after negotiations between the government and the jihadist group.
The government hopes to secure the release of 83 other Chibok schoolgirls through ongoing negotiations with the Islamist group, now divided into several factions.