ABUJA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- A missing Nigerian schoolgirl abducted from a school dormitory together with over 200 others in the northeastern state of Borno has been found eight years after the abduction by extremist militant group Boko Haram, the army said on Wednesday.
The young woman, identified as Mary Ngoshe and believed to be one of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram on the night of April 14, 2014, at the Government Girls' Secondary School in Chibok, a town in Borno, was found during a patrol by army personnel on Tuesday, according to a terse statement by the army.
Ngoshe was "intercepted" with a son of hers by troops of 26 Task Force Brigade on patrol around Ngoshe, a town in Borno, the army noted, saying it is further investigating the lady's condition.
The abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls in 2014 provoked a lot of international reactions, with many calling for the unconditional release of the youngsters.
Some of the Chibok schoolgirls were earlier rescued by security operatives and others through back-channel negotiations by the government, while many are still considered missing.
Boko Haram, which claimed responsibility for the infamous abduction, has been collaborating with its sister group, Islamic State West Africa Province, to establish an Islamist state in northeast Nigeria. The terror groups have also extended their attacks to other countries in the Lake Chad Basin. ■