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Boko Haram Releases 21 Kidnapped Schoolgirls to Nigerian Government

By Staff



Boko Haram militants have released 21 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls to the Nigerian government, according to reports.

The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss government brokered the deal, which may have involved the trade of four captured militant leaders in exchange for the girls, Nigerian sources stated.

The girls, who have not yet been identified, are a portion of over 270 schoolgirls who were kidnapped from their beds at a Chibok school in April 2014, which prompted the creation of the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls that went viral on social media.

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