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Nigeria: 1 more kidnapped girl rescued in addition to 82

AP  |  Maiduguri (Nigeria) 

Nigeria's presidential spokesman says another young woman believed to be one of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls has been rescued.

Femi Adesina said today that the girl was found less than two weeks after 82 others were released by their abductors in exchange for five commanders.

She is being brought to the capital of Abuja, where the other young women are undergoing counseling and rehabilitation.

officials in Borno state, where the girls were abducted, could not immediately corroborate the claims of the presidency.

If the girl is confirmed to have been among those kidnapped, 112 still would be missing.

Jihadists from the group aligned with the Islamic State group abducted the girls from their school dormitory and held most of them captive for more than three years.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 01:42 IST