One of the young Nigerian girls kidnapped in 2014 has been rescued by the Nigerian military, an official has said.
Rebecca Kabu was rescued on 17 July in Cameroon, said Yaminu Musa, a rear admiral and the Coordinator of the Counter Terrorism Centre in the office of the National Security Adviser.
Mr Musa told Nigeria’s First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, that Rebecca was kidnapped at age 13 in 2014 and is now 22 years old.
He said the returnee has been certified medically and mentally fit to be reunited with her parents in Zana village in Borno State, according to a statement from the office of the First Lady during a visit by Mr Musa and Rebecca to the office.
He said subsequently, the NSA office would follow up and present her case, alongside the 15 other rehabilitated girls that were also rescued, for the federal government to support their education.