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Sep 26, 2014 10:56 AM

Hard to identify abducted girl freed by extremists

The Associated Press

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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