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Nigerian schoolgirl rescued from Boko Haram

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>> Two years after these girls were kidnapped by terrorists, one has been found. She's the first of more than 200 kidnapped from their school by Boko Haram militants. The teenager, said to be traumatized, has been named locally as Amina. She was picked up in a remote forest near the Cameroon border, carrying her four month old baby.
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Reuters Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani spoke to the head of the parents group in the capital Abuja. He explained that she's being reunited with her family.>> He said that everyone, his wife and the neighbors, everyone in the community came out, they saw her, they spoke with her, even though they couldn't confirm exactly what was said.
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I was told that the girl's mother was weeping, and that the girl told her, you don't need to cry. The mother was saying, I never thought I'd see you again, the girl said I never thought I'd see you again, and then the girl was saying, you don't need to cry, at least I'm here now.
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>> Soldiers working together with a civilian vigilante group carried out the rescue, and she wasn't alone. They also detailed a suspected a Boko Haram terrorist called Mohammed Hayatu, who was with her.
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The plight of the Chibok girls became a global campaign with the hashtag #bringbackourgirls. More than 200 were kidnapped two years ago from their school in Northeastern Nigeria. The governments have been criticized for not doing for trying rescue them. Boko Haram militants have killed an estimated 15,000 people and kidnapped hundreds of men, women and children.
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During a brutal six year campaign to carve out a medieval Islamic caliphate. Local activists say the girl has told her rescuers, her school mates are being heavily guarded in the forest. A glimmer of hope for their parents, that their girls are still alive.