Boko Haram Releases 21 Kidnapped School Girls

 

Nigeria’s terrorist group has freed at least 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls they kidnapped in 2014, Nigerian government has confirmed through a press statement.

‘It is confirmed that 21 of the missing Chibok Girls have been released and are in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS”, the statement read

The group abducted 200 schoolgirls in Borno state in Nigeria, an outrageous act that sparked a worldwide Bring Back Our Girls campaign spearheaded by prominent world figures including Michelle Obama.

The girls have never been in touch with their families and information of where they are being held is not known as well. All the public ever hears about the girls are harrowing tales about being sold off as slaves, married off to the militants and unconfirmed deaths.

According to foreign media reports the girls were released on Thursday morning and were picked up by a military helicopter from an area in Borno State where the militants dropped them off.

Their release will bring joy to 21 families who have not seen their daughters in ages, as efforts to rescue them have been fruitless over the last 2 years.

Their release is an outcome of negotiation by the state and the militants brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.

 

 

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