Chibok girls released by Boko Haram arrive in Abuja – Reuters witness

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ABUJA, NIGERIA (MAY 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – A group of girls released by Boko Haram jihadists after kidnapping them in 2014 in the north Nigerian town of Chibok arrived on Sunday (May 7) in the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness said.

The girls arrived at Abuja airport and were driven away in a military convoy.

Nigeria said on Saturday it had secured the release of 82 girls in exchange for Boko Haram prisoners.

Nigeria thanked Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross for helping secure the release of the 82 girls after “lengthy negotiations”, the presidency said in a statement.

President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the girls on Sunday afternoon in Abuja, it said, without saying how many Boko Haram suspects had been exchanged or disclosing other details.


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  • States of Nigeria
  • Islamic extremism in Northern Nigeria
  • Boko Haram
  • Anti-Western sentiment
  • Anti-intellectualism
  • Child abduction
  • Chibok
  • Nigeria
  • Boko Haram insurgency

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