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21 Kidnapped Chibok Girls Freed By Boko Haram

A group of 21 Chibok girls, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in 2014, have been freed in Nigeria. Nearly two dozen girls were released to the Nigerian government, ending more than two years of captivity with Boko Haram.

The 21 girls were handed over to officials after negotiations, the details of which were not specified. Reports stated <a href=”http://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/boko-haram-offers-to-swap-kidnapped-girls-for-detainees-11-21-2015″><strong>no detainees were swapped for the children</strong></a>. The girls’ identities were not released at the time of this post.

<b>WSJ </b>reports that Boko Haram militants released the girls Thursday morning, October 13, 2016. It was gathered that the girls were still in Maiduguri as at time of filling the report. 276 girls were taken from their beds at a Chibok school in April 2014. The news started<a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bringbackourgirls&amp;src=typd” target=”_blank”><strong> #BringBackOurGirls</strong></a>, which went viral on social media.

As many as<a href=”http://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/1st-chibok-girl-to-escape-boko-haram-to-be-feted-in-nigeria-05-19-2016″><strong> 57 girls escaped </strong></a>and shared harrowing tales of fleeing from the nearby Sambisa Forest, believed to be the terrorist group’s stronghold.” A girl who escaped in May <a href=”http://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/girl-kidnapped-by-boko-haram-found-traumatized-with-baby”><strong>was found traumatized, and with a baby</strong></a>.

According to The Associated Press, “the young woman told her mother that<a href=”http://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/boko-haram-kidnaps-hundreds-tells-stories-of-chibok-girls-11-20-2015″><strong> some of the Chibok girls</strong></a> have died in captivity and the others still are held by Boko Haram, according to family’s doctor, Idriss Danladi.”

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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