Nigerian soldiers found Thursday one of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Islamist terror organization Boko Haram in Maiduguri along with her baby.
The military said the girl is identified as Rakiya Abubakar and the baby is six-month old. She was found while interrogating over 1,000 suspects who were detained recently following raids on the Sambisa forest.
Army has released a photo of the girl too. She is seen clutching her baby wearing a white beanie cap. She has mournful eyes and head is covered by a white scarf.
Two other freed Chibok colleagues identified her after she was welcomed at the official residence of Borno state Gov. Kashim Shettima.
In a released video the babi is seen smiling while the mother remains serious and morose.
The Governor said, “Hope springs eternal from the hearts of men… We hope and pray that in the coming days and weeks we will get back a substantial number of our daughters.”
Boko Haram wants setting up an Islamic caliphate in Nigeria. The group opposes western education and in April 2014 they kidnapped about 300 girls between the age group of 16 and 18 from a boarding school in Chibok town of Borno state.
The kidnapping sparked global outrage and was condemned by US first lady Michelle Obama and activist Malala Yousafzai.
About a year later after the kidnapping an escaped girl said they were kept together and some of them were made wives of terrorists.