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1st Chibok girl to escape Boko Haram to be feted in Nigeria

  • RETRANSMISSION TO REMOVE NAME OF POTENTIAL RAPE VICTIM - FILE - This May 12, 2014, file image taken from video posted by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network purports to show the missing girls abducted from a boarding school in the northeastern town of Chibok. Soldiers have found one of the kidnapped girls, her uncle said Wednesday, May 18, 2016 describing her as pregnant and traumatized but otherwise fine. (Militant Video via AP, File)

    RETRANSMISSION TO REMOVE NAME OF POTENTIAL RAPE VICTIM - FILE - This May 12, 2014, file image taken from video posted by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network purports to show the missing girls abducted from a boarding school in the northeastern town of Chibok. Soldiers have found one of the kidnapped girls, her uncle said Wednesday, May 18, 2016 describing her as pregnant and traumatized but otherwise fine. (Militant Video via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -  In this Monday June, 2. 2014 file photo, some of the escaped Kidnapped girls of the government secondary school Chibok, arrive for a meeting with Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, in Maiduguri, Nigeria. One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a school in northeastern Nigeria has been found with a baby and was reunited Wednesday, May 18, 2016 with her mother — the first of the Chibok girls to be freed since the mass abduction. Nigerian hunters found the young woman and baby wandering near the Sambisa Forest and her uncle describes her as traumatized.  (AP Photo/Jossy Ola file)

    FILE - In this Monday June, 2. 2014 file photo, some of the escaped Kidnapped girls of the government secondary school Chibok, arrive for a meeting with Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, in Maiduguri, Nigeria. One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a school in northeastern Nigeria has been found with a baby and was reunited Wednesday, May 18, 2016 with her mother — the first of the Chibok girls to be freed since the mass abduction. Nigerian hunters found the young woman and baby wandering near the Sambisa Forest and her uncle describes her as traumatized. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Sunday, May 18, 2014 file photo, Nigerian soldiers drive past the Government secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria.  One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a school in northeastern Nigeria has been found with a baby and was reunited Wednesday, May 18, 2016 with her mother — the first of the Chibok girls to be freed since the mass abduction. Nigerian hunters found the young woman and baby wandering near the Sambisa Forest and her uncle describes her as traumatized.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba file)

    FILE- In this Sunday, May 18, 2014 file photo, Nigerian soldiers drive past the Government secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a school in northeastern Nigeria has been found with a baby and was reunited Wednesday, May 18, 2016 with her mother — the first of the Chibok girls to be freed since the mass abduction. Nigerian hunters found the young woman and baby wandering near the Sambisa Forest and her uncle describes her as traumatized. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba file)  (The Associated Press)

Nigerian officials say the first Chibok girl to escape from Boko Haram's Sambisa Forest stronghold is expected to be feted by Nigeria's president this week, as her freedom adds pressure for the government to do more to rescue 218 other missing girls.

Renewed hope has met the discovery of the 19-year-old, though she may be too traumatized to understand her central role in the tragedy that captured the world's attention.

Family doctor Idriss Danladi said that the young woman said that some of the Chibok girls have died in captivity. He said hunters found the young woman and her 4-month-old baby on Tuesday and reunited her with her mother.

Boko Haram seized 276 girls from Chibok boarding school April 14, 2014. Dozens escaped within hours, but 219 remained captive.