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Nigeria: Chibok joy

Almost 1,000 days since she was kidnapped with 275 other schoolgirls in Chibok, NE Nigeria, the 24th girl to be released from captivity was found on 5 January.

World Watch Monitor

Rakiya Abubakar Gali was discovered by the army, who were questioning captured Boko Haram militants. She has a six-month-old baby. The kidnap on 14 April 2014 eventually generated worldwide headlines and fuelled a social-media storm, with the hashtag #bring-backourgirls and campaign group Bring Back our Girls (BBOG). It says 195 are still missing. 57 girls escaped shortly after being taken by extreme Islamist militants Boko Haram, while others have recently found freedom.