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Sat May 20, 2017, 08:02 PM

And now a good story - Joy as 82 Chibok schoolgirls hug and kiss their families again

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/20/chibok-schoolgirls-hug-kiss-families
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The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity were finally reunited with their families on Saturday in a public display of emotion.

Images from the scene showed brightly dressed families rushing through the crowd to hug the girls. One small group sank to their knees, with a woman raising her hands to the heavens as if in church. A beaming father picked his daughter up and swung her around in the air. Some danced. Others wept tears of joy.

“I am really happy today, I am Christmas and new year, I am very happy and I thank God,” said Godiya Joshua, whose daughter Esther was among those freed.

“I’m feeling very happy, I was dancing with her, she’s very happy,” said Yakubu Nkeki, on seeing his niece Maimuna, who he raised as his own child. “Everyone was dancing today, even the old ones, everyone was dancing. All of us had lost hope, we thought the girls would not be returned.”

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Lovely pics at link

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Sat May 20, 2017, 08:47 PM

1. fantastic!

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Sat May 20, 2017, 11:00 PM

2. Hope the others are soon released

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Sat May 20, 2017, 11:03 PM

3. yes indeed....

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