Boko Haram releases 21 Chibok girls following negotiations with Nigerian Government

Parents of abducted Chibok girls cry as police denied them access to see President Muhammadu Buhari during a rally in Abuja, Nigeria August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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ABUJA (Reuters) – Twenty-one of the more than 200 girls kidnapped over two years ago in a raid on their school in Chibok town by Boko Haram militants have been released, the BBC reported on Thursday citing a government official.

Two spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari told Reuters they were unaware of the report. Military spokesmen have not responded to phone calls or text messages.

(Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Toby Chopra)

 

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