Ummi Kalthum has negotiated the release of over 20 hostages, but now she could be facing criminal charges for her work.
Authorities initially denied that the girls had been kidnapped, saying they were just hiding from the jihadis.
Abubakar Shekau has been dead before, according to official reports, but has always reappeared to lead the ultra-violent militant group.
If confirmed, the rescue of another Chibok abductee is wonderful news — though the group of missing schoolgirls represent just a fraction of the children kidnapped by Boko Haram.
The abduction of 276 schoolgirls in April 2014 prompted a global campaign, with #BringBackOurGirls being shared millions of times on social media.
VICE News visited northeast Nigeria to meet some of the thousands of women who have been held captive and forced into marriages with Islamic militant group Boko Haram.
On Second Anniversary of Chibok Kidnapping, the Man Who Started #BringBackOurGirls Dismisses Critics
Two years after 276 students were abducted from a town in northeast Nigeria by Islamic militant group Boko Haram, VICE News spoke to the lawyer who started a hashtag campaign to raise awareness of it.
Parents and friends of the 219 missing girls kidnapped from a school in northeast Nigeria two years ago today have reacted with joy to video released today appearing to show some of them alive.
One of two girls found strapped with explosives in Cameroon on Friday claimed to be one of the schoolgirls from Nigeria kidnapped nearly two years ago, but it now looks increasingly unlikely.
The militants opened fire on residents, set fire to houses, and targeted a crowd with suicide bombers near the northeastern city of Maiduguri.
Officials trumpeted the arrest of 14 Boko Haram suspects across the country over the last two months, just as the insurgency killed 56 people in a village in Borno State.