The Girls Are Back
In April of 2014, 276 girls were taken from a school in southern Nigeria by Boko Haram militants in the middle of the night. On the morning of October 13th, over two years later, 21 of these kidnapped Chibok girls were returned to Nigerian officials due to a deal between the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss Government. These 21 girls, in addition to the 57 girls that escaped shortly after the initial kidnapping and girls that have been released in small groups sporadically over the past two years, are only part of the kidnapped group; many of the schoolgirls are still unaccounted for. The spokesman for the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu says that negotiations will continue to happen in order to bring back the rest of the girls.
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