Second girl kidnapped by Boko Haram freed this week, according to Nigerian army

The first girl was freed two days previously

Second girl kidnapped by Boko Haram freed this week, according to Nigerian army

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A second girl from the over 200 women captured from the Nigerian town of Chibok has been freed, according to the Nigerian army.

A spokesman for the army revealed that Serah Luka was released on Thursday and was among 97 women released by the Boko Haram group. This successful rescue comes two days after the rescue of the first Chibok girl, Amina Ali Nkeki.

19-year-old Amina was flown to the capital Abuja where she met President Muhammadu Buhari. Amina and her infant baby were found by an army-backed vigilante group near the border with Cameroon. While waiting for the President's arrival, she hid her face from the cameras, then greeted Buhari and handed her four-month-old child to him.

Mr Buhari said he was delighted she had been saved and could return to her studies.

217 girls remain missing after their abduction by the Islamist group from a secondary school in north-eastern Nigeria two years ago. 

The spokesman added that Luka is currently receiving medical treatment in Borno state where she was found.