Schoolgirl Kidnapped by Boko Haram Found Alive With Baby


Nigeria finds schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram, with baby.

When the students were taken from their school in Chibok by the extremists nearly three years ago, the mass abductions sparked the global social media campaign called “Bring Back Our Girls.”

More than 20 schoolgirls were released in October in a deal brokered by the Swiss government and the International Red Cross. Others have escaped or been rescued, but an estimated 200 are believed to remain missing.

Boko Haram, which means “Western Education Is Forbidden,” has been around since the late 1990s. It declared solidarity with al-Qaeda in 2010 and launched a series of suicide bombings and attacks on Western facilities, including a vehicle-bomb attack in 2011 on the United Nations headquarters in Abuja that killed 23 people.

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