Nigeria: Rescued Chibok girl to meet President Buhari

    Nigeria: Rescued Chibok girl to meet President Buhari

    May 19, Abuja: The first of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls to be rescued since her capture two years ago is to meet President Muhammadu Buhari, reports said.

    Amina Ali Nkeki, 19, was one of 219 pupils missing since they were abducted from a secondary school in eastern Chibok in April 2014. They were taken by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

    She was found with a baby by an army-backed vigilante group on Tuesday in the huge Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon.
    On Wednesday, Amina and her four-month-old baby were flown by the Nigerian Air Force Maiduguri - the capital of Borno state.

    Amina - who has had an emotional reunion with her mother - is expected to arrive in the country's capital Abuja later on Thursday to meet President Buhari, media reports said.

    She would then be helped to reintegrate into society, Buhari's spokesman said. She was reportedly recognised by a fighter of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF), a vigilante group set up to help fight Boko Haram.

    She was with a suspected Boko Haram fighter who is now in the Nigerian military's custody. Named as Mohammed Hayatu, he said he was Amina's husband.

    The Oslo Times


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