Hard to Identify Abducted Girl Freed by Extremists

Hard to Identify Abducted Girl Freed by Extremists

In this photo taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, Monday May 12, 2014 shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. The new video purports to show dozens of abducted schoolgirls, covered in jihab and praying in Arabic. It is the first public sight of the girls since more than 300 were kidnapped from a northeastern school the night of April 14  exactly four weeks ago. (AP Photo)
In this photo taken from video by Nigeria’s Boko Haram terrorist network, Monday May 12, 2014 shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. (AP Photo)

 

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The identity of what could be the first “Chibok girl” purportedly freed by Islamic extremists in Nigeria remains in doubt.

A community leader says the vice principal of the school where more than 270 girls were kidnapped in April is trying to get to a northeastern Nigeria hospital to identify her.

About 50 girls escaped at the school or soon after, but 219 remain missing. The mass kidnapping grabbed the world’s attention.

Police said a 20-year-old “Chibok girl” was abandoned Wednesday by Boko Haram fighters.

Chibok leader Pogu Bitrus said Friday the girl is physically ill and mentally traumatized: she gave the same first name as the abducted daughter of Chibok’s carpenter but a different last name.

He said efforts to email a picture of the girl have failed.

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