ICC Note: The BBC reports that one of the 219 missing Chibok girls has been found. The British news outlet said that a civilian fighter from a vigilante group identified her in the Sambisa Forest and sources close to the situation have confirmed her identity. Analysts have long believed that the Sambisa Forest is where the final hideouts of Boko Haram fighters are located. On April 14, 2014, gunmen from the militant Islamist terror group stormed a government school in Chibok, Nigeria, abducting 276 teenage schoolgirls, which sparked off the global #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign. Since then, dozens have escaped, leaving 219 missing, but observers fear Boko Haram may have employed some as suicide bombers. On the two-year anniversary of the abduction last month, CNN released a video reportedly establishing “proof of life” for 15 of the missing girls.
5/18/16 Nigeria (BBC) – One of the missing Chibok girls has been found in Nigeria, activists say – the first since they were taken by Boko Haram militants two years ago.
The 276 girls were taken from their secondary school in north-east Nigeria by the Islamist fighters in April 2014.