First Chibok girl rescued from Boko Haram says other captives are ‘alive and well’

The first one of the Chibok girls to be rescued after more than two years as a captive of Boko Haram says the vast majority of her fellow classmates are still “alive and well”.

Amina Ali Nkeki was found by a vigilante patrol on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest, where the jihadist group has hidden the girls since they were taken in a raid on a school in April 2014.

Six of the 219 girls have died during the long period of captivity, activists quoted Amina as saying, but the rest are still being held at a “heavily guarded” Boko Haram outpost in the forest.