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One of Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls found by soldiers

One of Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram has been found by soldiers, an army spokesman said.

Protests have been held over the government's response to the kidnapping Credit: Reuters

Sani Usman, spokesman for the Nigerian army, said the girl was discovered by troops in Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, as they screened those who managed to escape from Boko Haram's base in the Sambisa forest.

She was "discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son", he said.

Some 276 young girls were abducted from the Chibok region in 2014 by militants from the extreme Islamist group. Around 57 managed to escape in the following months, and 21 were freed last month.

The mass kidnapping has sparked a number of protests since then, as parents and campaigners criticised what they called a 'slow and inadequate' response from the government.



Second Chibok kidnap girl found in Nigeria

A second Chibok girl kidnapped by Boko Haram militants has been found in Nigeria, an army spokesman has said.

Colonel Sani Usman "has confirmed the rescue of another Chibok girl this evening", a statement said, without giving further details, AFP reported.

It comes just a day after 19-year-old Amina Ali, another victim of the mass kidnapping two years ago, was found carrying a four-month-old baby on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest.

She was the first of the 219 students, who were abducted in April 2014, to be found.

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