#BringBackOurGirls: Boko Haram Releases 21 Girls to Nigerian Government

Boko Haram freed 21 of the 276 Chibok girls that its militants kidnapped in 2014, returning the girls back to the Nigerian Government Thursday.
“As I depart Abuja for Germany on an Official Visit, I welcome the release of 21 of our Chibok Girls, following successful negotiations,” Nigerian President┬áMuhammadu Buhari tweeted.
The girls were released at approximately 3 a.m. in the northeastern Nigerian town of Banki, a CNN source said.
Nigerian officials said that negotiations will continue to bring home more of the captured girls. Fifty-seven of the 276 girls escaped immediately after being kidnapped and one girl was found wandering out of the Sambisa Forest this May, leaving a little under 200 girls still unaccounted for.
“The release of the girls, in a limited number, is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and Boko Haram, brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government,” a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president, said. “The negotiations will continue.”
Source: CNN
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