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ICC Note: Amina Ali receives medical treatment after reuniting with her mother, rescued yesterday from the edge of the Sambisa Forest in northeast Nigeria. She’s one of the missing 219 Chibok girls now found, the first since their abduction more than two years ago, excepting the 57 girls who initially escaped. The following report details Amina’s rescue, her tearful reunion with her mother, and her present family situation, now married to a forced Boko Haram conscript who himself was reportedly abducted and who fathered her four-month-old baby.

By Hamza Idris

5/19/16 Maiduguri, Nigeria (AllAfrica) – Emotions ran high in Chibok yesterday as the first of 219 school girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents over two years ago was brought to the village for identification.

Amina Ali was rescued on Tuesday night in Bale village at the edge of the Sambisa forest by a Chibok vigilante group which handed her over to the military.

The girls were seized by the insurgents from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State in April 2014 as they stayed in school to write their final examinations. Since then no one had set sight on anyone of them.

Residents poured on to the streets as news spread that troops had brought one of the abducted girls to the village.

Some of those who saw the girl recognised her instantly and sent for her mother to come. On sighting each other mother and daughter ran into an emotional embrace.

She was 17 when she was abducted, now she is 19, “married” to a Boko Haram fighter and carrying his four-month old child.

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