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ICC Note: Almost two years after the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls, 21 of the missing victims have finally been released by the Islamic terrorists group of Boko Haram. The released girls are now in custody of the government, succeeding the negotiation between the Nigerian Administration and Boko Haram that was arranged by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government. Boko Haram intends to impose Sharia law across Africa; therefore, the Islamic group has orchestrated several attacks against Christians and their communities, as it was the case with Chibok town and the kidnapped schoolgirls in 2014.

10/13/2016, Nigeria (CNN)- Boko Haram militants handed over 21 missing Chibok schoolgirls to Nigerian authorities Thursday morning as part of a deal brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss government, Nigeria’s government said.

The girls are being taken to the northeastern city of Maiduguri, where they will meet with the governor of Borno state, officials in the state said. The girls were not immediately named.

The 21 are said to be among the 276 girls that Boko Haram militants herded from bed in the middle of the night at a school in northern Nigeria in April 2014 — a kidnapping that spurred global outrage.

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