One of the missing Chibok girls has been found in Nigeria, activists said, the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago.
In all, 218 girls remain missing after their abduction from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria in April 2014.
Activists told the BBC that Amina Ali Nkeki was found by a vigilante group on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest, close to the border with Cameroon.
The girls were taken by militants from the Boko Haram sect.
Amina was reportedly identified by a civilian fighter who recognised her. The fighter belonged to the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF), a vigilante group set up to help fight Boko Haram.
Hosea Abana Tsambido, the chairman of the Chibok community in the capital, Abuja, told the BBC that Amina was found by the vigilantes after venturing into the forest to search for firewood.
Sources told the BBC she came from the town of Mbalala, south of Chibok, from where 25 of the kidnapped girls came. A neighbour in Mbalala told the BBC that the girl was found with a baby.
Meanwhile, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday said he has not been officially informed on the reported recovery of one of the missing Chibok girls.
The Governor spoke when he hosted the United Nations Under Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Steve O’Brian and the Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. John Groffen, at the Government House, Maiduguri, on Wednesday.
Shettima said, “I have got reports that one of the Chibok girls has been found by some vigilante members around the Sambisa forest.
“I don’t want to be misquoted because I have not been officially informed nor has the story being officially confirmed.
“But if this is true, we are happy about the news because for us even if it is one out of the 200, it is still a sign of hope that the girls are alive and from the location she was found, it can give our security agents a good lead to where the girls are held.”
But the military in a statement issued by its spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, confirmed that the girl was among the rescued people in Baale village near Damboa.
The statement reads: “This is to confirm that one of the abducted Chibok school girls, Falmata Mbalala, was among the rescued persons by our troops at Baale near Damboa”.