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Another Missing Chibok Girl Has Been Found With Baby

She escaped from a Boko Haram base
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2016 10:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – One of the 276 women and girls kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school by Boko Haram in 2014 was found by the Nigerian army Saturday, CNN reports. The girl, identified by Reuters as Maryam Ali Maiyanga, was carrying a 10-month-old baby, her son Ali. She was with a group of people who escaped a Boko Haram base in the Sambisa Forest. Maiyanga was number 198 on Bring Back Our Girls' list of Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014. She was abducted with her twin sister, who is still missing.

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Of the 276 girls and women taken from the Chibok boarding school, 57 quickly escaped from Boko Haram. Another was found in May after escaping, and 21 were freed in October as part of a deal made by the Red Cross and the Swiss government. The Nigerian government says it's negotiating with Boko Haram to release 83 more of the schoolgirls. The rest, sources tell CNN, are either dead or don't want to leave Boko Haram. The terrorist group has been fighting for seven years to set up an Islamic state in Nigeria, the BBC reports. It's killed some 15,000 people and displaced more than 2 million during its insurgency. (Read more Boko Haram stories.)

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