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82 Chibok Girls Freed From Captors After Successful Negotiations

Efforts which President Buhari stated has been ongoing to free the abducted Chibok Girls yielded results today, following the confirmation of the successful release of 82 more of the Chibok Girls which were abducted by Boko Haram more than three years ago.

The girls, according to government sources, were released today after negotiation with the militants.

This brings to 103 the girls already freed by the Boko Haram militants.

The first batch of 21 was freed last October with the aid of the Red Cross and Switzerland. Two others walked into freedom on their own, making 105 girls out of the Boko Haram clutches.

‘They are now at Banki, a border town and will be flown to Abuja on Sunday, a government source stated.

On April 14, 2014, Nigeria suffered one of the worst crimes committed against its citizens � the abduction of school girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, by the vicious terrorist and insurgent group, Boko Haram.

Source: Nigerian Television Authority