The Nigerian Army says it has rescued one of the schoolgirls abducted by the radical Islamic group Boko Haram from the north-eastern town of Chibok in 2014.
The girl, identified as Salomi Pogu, was found on 4 January in Pulka, in the north-eastern state of Borno, said the Army in a statement.
According to the Army, Salomi Pogu was found along with another girl, aged 14, who was carrying a baby with her. The three are in “the safe custody of troops and receiving medical attention”.
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka today rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists earlier in 2014.
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) January 4, 2018
Of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014 in Chibok, 112 are still missing.
Some 57 managed to flee in the early days of their abduction. A Christian girl, Amina Ali Nkeki was the first to be found on 17 May 2016 in the Sambisa Forest.
More than 100 have been either found or freed so far, including a group of 82 girls released in May 2017 in exchange for an undisclosed number of Boko Haram commanders, while 21 others were released in October 2016.
Some of the rescued girls resumed their studies at the American University in Yola, Adamawa state, in September 2017.
Five others taken to the United States by benefactors, have already begun their studies at university.
According to UNICEF, Boko Haram forced at least 135 children to act as suicide bombers in 2017, almost five times the number in 2016, in northern Nigeria and Cameroon.