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1st Chibok girl to escape Boko Haram to be feted in Nigeria

Published:Friday | May 20, 2016 | 12:00 AM


The first Chibok teenager to escape from Boko Haram's Sambisa Forest stronghold was flown to Abuja yesterday and met with Nigeria's president, even as her freedom adds pressure on the government to do more to rescue 218 other missing girls.

The 19-year-old, who was 17 when she was kidnapped, was shielded from journalists when she arrived at the presidential villa, with her mother carrying her four-month-old baby. The group was shown into President Muhammadu Buhari's office for a private meeting that lasted for an hour.

Television cameras and photographers were allowed in briefly afterwards to register images of the woman with Buhari, who made no comments to reporters waiting outside.