Pregnant teenager is rescued, two years after #BringBackOurGirls kidnap

A girl who was among scores kidnapped by terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria two years ago has been found alive. Amina Ali Nkek, who is pregnant, was discovered by civilian vigilantes in the Sambisa Forest area near to the Cameroon border. She was rescued after being recognised by a fighter as one of the 279 teenagers taken by Boko Haram in a late-night raid on school dormitories in the town of Chibok in 2014. The 19-year-old was said to have been traumatised but otherwise unharmed.

One of OUR #ChibokGirls is said to have been found and identified! Waiting further development. PRAY ALONG!

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The kidnapped girls became an international cause celebre after they were snatched, with people around the world uniting behind the #BringBackOurGirls cause. They were rounded up on to trucks and driven away during the night and, although some escaped shortly afterwards, 219 girls have not been seen since. A defence force, known as the Civilian Joint Task Force, was set up to fight Boko Haram and was responsible for finding Amina. She has been taken to Chibok to verify her identity and be reunited with her mother although her father died while she was held captive, a relative said.