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This month, 82 of the “Chibok girls” were freed after being held captive since April 2014. Their parents were led on buses to their daughters. After being gone for three years, the reunion of the parents and their daughters was emotional. Nevertheless, there are still over 100 girls still missing. Most people assume that they are still being held by Boko Haram. This militant group targets religious groups, mainly Christians.


2017-05-22 Africa (BBC News) The 82 girls, who were part of a huge group kidnapped from their school in 2014, are in the care of security services in the capital, Abuja.

Their parents travelled by bus through the night to meet their daughters.

More than 100 of the 276 girls, taken from the town of Chibok, are still being held by the militant group. Their whereabouts are unknown.

The reunion in Abuja had a celebratory atmosphere, with music and dance.

The BBC’s Alistair Leithead says the girls were already dancing when their parents got off the bus and raced towards them, in an emotional reunion.



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