Outgoing First Lady Michelle Obama gave a keynote speech in which she spoke of her outrage and heartbreak after nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria.
Now, one of the Chibok schoolgirls has been found with a 10-month-old baby, according to military reports.
The girl is reported to have been found in Pulka, in the northern Borno state.
This latest development follows the release of 21 Chibok girls following negotiations with Boko Haram Islamist militants.
When more than 270 girls were taken two years ago, it sparked shock and anger across the world.
According to reports, the latest girl was found by soldiers who were monitoring those escaping from Boko Haram’s base in the Sambisa forest.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said that troops of 121 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, had “while screening some escapees from Boko Haram terrorists hideout in Sambisa forest, discovered one of the abducted Government Secondary School Chibok girls, named Maryam Ali Maiyanga among them. She was discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son, named Ali.”
The colonel said the girl had now been taken to the unit’s medical facility where she would have a proper medical check-up to make sure she and her son are okay.
He said troops continued to work round-the-clock to rescue anyone being held hostage by Boko Haram terrorists.
Battles have been going on for some time because Boko Haram wants control of an Islamic state in northern Nigeria. Estimates put the death toll of the conflict at 30,000 people.
So far, Boko Haram militants have kidnapped thousands of people over a seven year period and many more people have been left without homes as a result of the bloody conflict.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Swiss government managed to secure the release of the 21 girls.
Until then, only one girl was thought to have been released. The 19-year-old girl was discovered by a vigilante group who were backed by the army.
More than 50 girls managed to flee on the day they were taken, and officials have made a pledge that they will not stop searching for the 200 who are still missing.
The terror group has now rebranded itself Iswap and is believed to be still holding hundreds of hostages.
It is reported to have killed more than 20,000 people in seven years as it bids to create a caliphate in Africa.