Members of the civilian JTF in Borno state have reportedly rescued one of the 219 Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram from their school hostel in 2014.
The Hausa service of the BBC reports that the girl was rescued after a gunfight between the civilian JTF and Boko Haram at a forest in Borno State.
The BBC also quoted a lecturer in the University of Maiduguri, Hauwa Biu, who is familiar with the rescue,
as confirming the incident.
“After defeating the terrorists, the civilian JTF also succeeded in rescuing the girl who was seen carrying a baby.
“One of them identified her as one of the school girls kidnapped and her name is Amina Nkek,” Ms Biu was quoted as saying.
She also said the civilian JTF took Miss Nkek to Chibok where her parents identified her.
The report also said the girl, originally from Mbalal village, is presently with the Nigerian Army unit in Damboa town where investigations regarding the rescue and identity of the girl is ongoing.
PREMIUM TIMES is yet to independently verify the report and will provide updates as they are available.