Boko Haram releases 21 Chibok girls

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ABUJA, OCTOBER 13, 2016 – Twenty-one of the more than 200 girls kidnapped over two years ago in a raid on their school in Chibok town by Boko Haram militants have been released.The presidency on Thursday confirmed the release of 21 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in 2014 in the northern town of Chibok.

“The release of the girls…is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government,” a presidency statement said. “The negotiations will continue.”

Around 270 girls were taken from their school in Chibok in April 2014. Dozens escaped in the initial melee, but more than 200 are still missing.

 

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