The Nigerian woman rescued this week after two years in Boko Haram captivity has been flown to Nigeria’s capital to meet with the president.
The woman, carrying her four-month-old baby, arrived in Abuja Thursday for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. She was 17 years old when she and 218 girls were abducted in 2014 from a school in the town of Chibok by Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group. The Nigerian government and Bring Back Our Girls, the group that represents the families of the abducted girls, have identified her as Amina Ali Nkeki.
Earlier this week, a Nigerian Army-backed volunteer group that is fighting the terrorist group found Nkeki, now 19, wandering in the Sambisa Forest, located in northeastern Nigeria near the border with Cameroon.
Buhari said in a statement Thursday that government doctors examined Nkeki for about five hours Wednesday and that she met with UNICEF staff.
“Although we cannot do anything to reverse the horrors of her past, federal government can and will do everything possible to ensure that the rest of her life takes a completely different course,” Buhari said. “We will ensure that she gets the best medical, psychological, emotional and whatever other care she requires to make a full recovery and be reintegrated fully into society.”