19-year old Amina Ali Mkeki, one of the Chibok school girls infamously kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 when she was 17 years old has been found. Amina was rescued near the Sambas Forest according to Activist and government sources.
Amina was found in the Kulakeita area in the company of her Boko Haram husband, now identified as Mohammed Hayatu, and was immediately rescued by members of the local vigilante task force then handed her over to Nigerian troops in Damboa.
She reportedly told the soldiers that six of the girls have died while the others have been married off to Boko Haram commanders, and that they were all still in Sambisa Forest as of the time of her rescue.
The Nigerian military has also confirmed the development and revealed that Amina and Mr. Hayatu were brought to the military headquarters of the 25th Task Force Brigade Damboa at 2:30pm today. Amina was found nursing her four month old child named Safiya. Amina and Safiya are both undergoing medical screening at the 25 Task Force Brigade headquarters.
Also, a terse statement by the spokesperson of #BringBackOurGirls#, Sesugh Akume, confirmed that she is #127 on the list of 219 missing Chibok girls. According to the Chairman of the Chibok Girls’ Parents Association, Mr. Yakubu Nkeki, Amina Ali “was found alongside her child of about a year old. She identified the vice principal of her school GSS Chibok as well as spoke with her mother.”
More than 200 of the girls abducted from the town of Chibok remain missing. Boko Haram militants kidnapped 276 teenage girls from their boarding school in Chibok in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, on April 14, 2014. At least 57 girls were able to escape soon after their abduction.