One of the Nigerian schoolgirls abducted from Chibok town in 2014 by Boko Haram has reunited with her family.
In 2014, about 276 female students aged 16 to 18 were originally abducted by the Boko Haram Islamist terrorist group from the Government Girls Secondary School at the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. 82 were freed in 2017 after mediation, adding to 24 who were released or found. A few others have escaped or been rescued, but about 113 of the girls are believed to be held still by the militant group.
Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum said in a statement that Ruth Ngladar Pogu surrendered to the military last month along with a person she said she had married. He also added that the girl will receive psychological and medical care as part of a government rehabilitation programme.
Despite the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign and outcry by national and international media, hundreds of these young girls still remain in captivity while their families continue to hold on to hope.