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.

  • The Butterfly

    The hashtag seems to be working!

    • That’s what I was thinking. 🙂

      I guess the Nigerians are waiting for nature to take its course or something.

  • Brenda

    And it only took two years!
    At this rate, the 212th one will be rescued in what, 424 years?

  • Dana Garcia

    The rescued girl has a baby jihadist and is “traumatized” — is that the standard for “alive and well”?

  • xavier

    Well the Nigerians and neighbours have made tremendous progress. Personally the Nigerians need to contact the Executive Outcome type groups and unleash them to rescue the girls. Very fraught with dangers but psychologically devastatingly to Bono haram if successful