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Chibok Girl Kidnapped By Boko Haram Found Pregnant In Nigerian Forest

A total of 276 girls were taken from school in April 2014.

18/05/2016 13:29 | Updated 18 May 2016

The first of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram has been found pregnant in Nigeria's Sambisa Forest, according to a relative.

A total of 276 girls were taken from their school by Islamic extremists in April 2014.

The kidnapping gained worldwide attention and was condemned by many high-profile people, including Michelle Obama and Emma Watson.

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Footage, apparently taken in December, appears to show some of the girls are alive.

Amina Ali Nkek was found by vigilante group Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF ) on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon, the BBC reports.

She is believed to have come from the town of Mbalala.

The teenager, who is 19 years old, was found wandering in the forest, her uncle Yakubu Nkeki told The Associated Press.

He said that his niece, who was 17 when she was abducted, was taken to Chibok on Tuesday night to be reunited with her mother.

An image of a girl believed to be Amina appeared on social media alongside her Boko Haram "husband".

It was also claimed that she had a baby, although it is not known if the child was found as well.

Her father died while she was held hostage for more than two years, AP reports,

The 276 girls were kidnapped as they were revising for their exams at school on the night of 14 April.

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Protesters holds up placards demanding help from the Nigerian government to find hundreds of Chibok girls.

A total of 57 of the schoolgirls managed to escape over the next few months.

It has been speculated that the girls have been forced into being cooks, sex slaves and fighters, or even drugged and used as suicide bombers.

Protesters have held a number of demonstrations in Nigeria calling on the government to do more to find the missing girls.

The 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign was supported by celebrities and politicians around the world, yet the large majority of pupils who were taken remain missing.

A lack of knowledge as to their whereabouts and fear of the terror group that seized them are among the reasons why the 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign was shamefully forgotten by the rest of the world.

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