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Nigeria: 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls released by terror group Boko Haram


Terror group Boko Haram has set free 21 more abducted Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted in April 2014. Boko Haram had kidnapped more than 200 girls, from their school in Chibok in the northeastern Borno state in Nigeria. However, dozens of the abducted girls mange dot break free yet there were still more than 200 girls still in the terror group’s captivity.

Boko Haram relases Chibok girls

In a statement by the Presidency it was declared: “The release of the girls … is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government. The negotiations will continue.” It was stated that the girls released will rest in the custody of national security agency after which they would be handed over to Vice President Yemi Obinsajo. Moreover, a picture of the freed girls was also the website of CNN. The picture showed several freed girls, wearing veils and were being escorted by soldiers in Maiduguri, which is the capital of Borno state.

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In recent past, the Nigerian military has been involved in carrying out an across-the-board offensive in the Sambisa forest which is the stronghold of the terror group Boko Haram. The terror outfit had control over a large swathe of land, later Nigeria’s army, in collaboration with troops from neighboring countries recaptured most of the captured territory.

In August Boko Haram had circulated a video showing a fresh footage of dozens of the abducted girls, while the group claims that some of them had been killed in air strikes. Apart from the Chibok schoolgirls, hundreds of men, women and children have been abducted thus far by the militant group. President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to rescue the abducted Chibok girls, while he has also said that his government was ready to negotiate with Boko Haram over the release of the girls.