Nigeria’s government on Wednesday said another Chibok girl was free, having escaped from Boko Haram Islamists more than three years after being kidnapped with more than 200 classmates.
Presidency spokesman Femi Adesina said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, deputising for President Muhammadu Buhari who is on sick leave, had informed senior ministers at the weekly cabinet meeting.
“The details are yet to full unravel. But in terms of is it true? Yes, it is true. I learnt she is already being brought to Abuja but I have not seen her,” he told reporters.
Presidential aide Bashir Ahmad also confirmed the girl was now free, tweeting: “The escaped #ChibokGirl was found by the Nigerian troops while she was escaping from the captivity.”
No further details were immediately available about where she was found but the girl’s escape means 107 of the 219 schoolgirls held by the jihadists since April 2014 are now free.