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Sat May 6, 2017, 06:33 PM

Boko Haram releases dozens of Chibok schoolgirls, say Nigerian officials

Source: Reuters

Boko Haram militants have released dozens of schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 kidnapped from the north-eastern town of Chibok in April 2014, officials in Nigeria have said.

A government minister, asking not to be named, said 82 girls had been released. Unconfirmed reports on social media put the number of freed girls at between 50 and 62.

“The girls were released through negotiations with the government,” one official said, adding that an official statement would follow shortly.

A military source said the girls were currently in Banki near the Cameroon border for medical checks before being airlifted to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/06/boko-haram-releases-dozens-of-kidnapped-chibok-schoolgirls



Reuters in Abuja
Saturday 6 May 2017 22.54 BST

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Sat May 6, 2017, 06:38 PM

1. this is really great news

yes ineed

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Sat May 6, 2017, 07:45 PM

2. Good that they are free.

Sad to think how damaged emotionally and physically they are now.

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