Kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls ‘freed in Nigeria’

The majority of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by militants from the town of Dapchi last month have been returned, the government says. Nigeria’s Ministry of Information says 76 of the 110 schoolgirls were brought back in the early hours of this morning following “back channel efforts”. The army then “paused”[…]

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82 abducted Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram

At least 82 of the nearly 200 schoolgirls who were still missing after a mass Boko Haram abduction in northeast Nigeria in 2014 have been freed, a government official has told Al Jazeera. The girls were in the town of Banki, close to the Nigerian-Cameroonian border, after their release on[…]

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Missing Nigerian schoolgirls ‘married off’

Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, has said the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped from the remote town of Chibok in Nigeria’s northeast in April have converted to Islam and been married off. Shekau made the remarks in a video obtained by the AFP news agency on Friday. “Don’t you know the over[…]

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