One Girl Found in Nigeria Kidnappings

One Girl Found in Nigeria Kidnappings

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The kidnapping of 300 hundred Nigerian girls in 2014 by Islamist extremists, Boko Haram, rocked the country. One of those girls was found on the edge of the Sambisa Forest near where they have been presumed to be held. The girl was reunited with her family according to CNN News as they have reported quoting an activist with Bring Our Girls Back movement in Nigeria, on May 18, 2016.

She has been reunited with her mother who verified the girl’s identity. At this time, there is very little information on her well-being both physically and mentally.

She is only a one of the young girls taken from the school by the by the Boko Haram extremists. CNN News reports that it is upward of 200 girls who were taken from the school’s dormitory. However, there have been reports that 300 girls were abducted according to NBC News.

For those young girls who yet to be saved from Boko Haram, the Bring Our Girls Back movement in Nigeria are doing their best to make that happen. As reported by NBC News, women in the U.S. Congress are fighting to bring back the girls and have established the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls to raise awareness.

By Tracy Blake
Edited by Cathy Milne


NBC News: Two Years Later, Women in Congress Fight to #BringBackOurGirls
CNN: One of missing Chibok girls found, reunited with her family, activist says

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