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More Chibok Girls Released by Boko Haram

ICC Note: Almost 300 girls were kidnapped on April 2014 by Boko Haram radicals. The Nigerian government has made many attempts to save the girls, including the release of some of the imprisoned radicals in exchange for the victims. The majority of these girls come from a Christian background and have been abused and forced to convert to Islam.  

05/08/2017, Nigeria (Fox News) Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls, a Nigerian government official told the Associated Press.

The confirmation of the prisoner swap came a day after the young women were liberated after more than three years in captivity by the Islamic militants.

There was no immediate comment about the exchange from the Nigerian presidency or Boko Haram, the extremists linked to the Islamic State group. President Muhammadu Buhari said Saturday that some Boko Haram prisoners had been released for the freedom of the schoolgirls, but he did not give any details.

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