One abducted girl from the Nigerian city of Chibok has been freed and reunited with her mother and father seven years after Boko Haram militants kidnapped her and more than 200 of her classmates, Borno suppose’s governor said on Saturday.
The raid on the college in the northeastern city one night in April 2014 sparked an international outcry and a viral marketing campaign on social media with the hashtag #bringbackourgirls.
Governor Babagana Zulum said the girl and anyone she said she married during her captivity surrendered themselves to the defense power 10 days in the past. Zulum said authorities officials had aged the time since to title her and talk to her mother and father.
Some 270 ladies were originally abducted by the Islamist neighborhood nonetheless 82 were freed in 2017 after mediation, adding to 24 who were launched or chanced on. Just a few others beget escaped or been rescued, nonetheless about 113 of the ladies are believed to be held aloof by the militant neighborhood.
Zulum said reuniting the girl with her family raised hopes that others aloof in captivity will almost certainly be chanced on. He said the girl will obtain psychological and health heart therapy as fraction of a authorities rehabilitation program.
Boko Haram first utilized mass college kidnappings in Nigeria, as did its later offshoot Islamic Stammer West Africa Province, nonetheless now the tactic has been adopted by criminal gangs snatching schoolchildren for ransom.
In the most unique attack final month bandits kidnapped schoolchildren from a boarding college in the suppose of Kaduna, the 10th mass college kidnapping since December in northern Nigeria, which has seen more than 1,000 college students abducted.