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One of the kidnapped Chibok girls found in Sambisa Forest

A spokesperson for a parent has confirmed that the girl, identified as Amina Ali, has been found.

FILE: Members of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ movement march to press for the release of the missing schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 from their school in Chibok by Islamist group Boko Haram, during a rally in Abuja in January 2016. Picture: AFP.

ABUJA - The first of more than 200 school girls held by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria has been rescued by local vigilantes at Kulakaisa community in Borno State.

The head of the Chibok community in Abuja, Hosea Abana, has confirmed that the girl, identified as Amina Ali, was found yesterday near the Sambisa Forest, by the country's boarder with Cameroon.

The girls were kidnapped from the government secondary school in April 2014 and it has been impossible for security agencies to locate their whereabouts.

Members of the civilian joint force operating in the Damboa local government area of Borno State rescued the girl.

Secretary of the Association of Parents of the Abducted Chibok girls, Zanna Usman, confirmed that the rescued girl was found carrying a child when she was discovered.

She has since been reunited with her mother.

No information has yet been provided on her condition and there are unconfirmed reports that she is pregnant.

LISTEN: One of 219 girls abducted by Boko Haram has been found

Ali has revealed that Boko Haram is keeping the other kidnap victims under heavy guard in Sambisa Forest.

In a statement released this afternoon, the #BringBackOurGirls campaign says Ali confirmed most of the young women who were taken are still being held in the forest.

The rescue will give a boost to President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler who has made crushing the Boko Haram insurgency a central pillar of his campaign for the leadership of Africa's most populous nation.