First kidnapped Chibok girl found in Nigeria

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Policemen stand by on their truck during a protest rally against fuel price hike in Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA — The first of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants from Chibok in northeast Nigeria for over two years has been found, a parents’ spokesman told Thomson Reuters Foundation on Wednesday.Lawan Zannah, secretary of the association of parents of missing Chibok girls, said teenager Amina Ali was found on Tuesday near the Sambisa forest by the border with Cameroon. The circumstances of her discovery have not yet to be officially confirmed.Women’s rights activist Hauwa Abdu told the BBC the girl was now said to be with the Nigerian military.The announcement comes as Nigeria is facing its biggest economic crisis for decades due to the knock-on effects of a slump in oil revenues. Its supply of dollars, needed to pay for refined oil products and other essential imports, has dried up and caused fuel shortages and led to protests over higher fuel prices.Thomson Reuters Foundation contributed to this report