Boko Haram free 21 kidnapped Chibok girls as government says 'negotiations will continue'

Boko Haram free 21 kidnapped Chibok girls as government says 'negotiations will continue'
 

Around 270 girls were taken from their school in Chibok in the northeastern Borno state of Nigeria in April.
Boko Haram has waged a seven-year insurgency to try to set up an Islamic state, killing thousands and displacing more than 2 million people.
Dozens escaped in the initial melee, but more than 200 girls are still missing. 
The kidnapping brought outrage worldwide and their plight was promoted by a Twitter hashtag bringbackourgirls.
A presidency statement said: "The release of the girls... is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and Boko Haram brokered by the... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
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