DAKAR, Senegal — The Nigerian military said on Thursday that it had rescued one of the students kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in 2014 from a school in the village of Chibok. Nearly 300 girls were taken as they prepared for exams, an episode that aroused global outrage.
The student, Salomi Pogu, was found in northern Nigeria along with at least one other person who had been kidnapped, according to the military. The other abductee was a 14-year-old girl who was with a child. Officials did not release details of their rescue, but local news media reports said it came during a military operation.
Allen Manasa, a spokesman for the village of Chibok, said he believed that one of the rescued women was Ms. Pogu. Verification was difficult because the authorities were still trying to contact Ms. Pogu’s parents, Mr. Manasa said.
Since the kidnapping, Ms. Pogu’s parents had been forced to flee their home under threat of attack by Boko Haram and were living in a camp for displaced persons in a remote part of the country.
“There’s no phone reception in that village,” Mr. Manasa said.
Ms. Pogu and the others who were rescued were being held by the military for medical care on Thursday.