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Report Chibok girl freed, identity doubts

Published:Friday | September 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM
AP In this photo taken on Monday, April, 21, 2014 four female students of Government Secondary School Chibok, who were abducted by gunmen and reunited with their families walk in Chibok, Nigeria.

ABUJA, (AP): Police in Nigeria report that Islamic extremists have freed one of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls but a community leader says she is too traumatised to identify herself properly.

Hundreds of girls, women, and boys have been kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters in the past year, but the abduction of more than 270 schoolgirls and young women from a school in the remote northeastern town of Chibok in April captured international attention.

More than 50 girls escaped soon after; 219 remain missing.

Police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu said a 20-year-old among the Chibok abductees was dropped off Wednesday by insurgents at Mubi town.

Chibok leader Pogu Bitrus said the young woman's name is not listed among missing girls, but that she may be too traumatised identify herself.