Nigeria presidency releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls

The girls were among 276 youngsters abducted in 2014 by the extremist group Boko Haram, which has links to the Islamic State group.

(AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba).

Adeyeye said "the suspected terrorists by this release have escaped justice", adding that "all the effort made by security agencies to bring them to book has come to nothing". 7, 2017. Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of.

The Bring Back Our Girls campaign group has expressed gladness over the fact that the Federal Government was able to secure the release of 82 Chibok school girls out of the over 200 girls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents.

Nigerians gathered in front of newsstands Monday looking at the names of freed schoolgirls in local papers.

They were escorted to the reception in the capital Abuja by armed soldiers, after a check-up at a medical centre.

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Some parents did not live long enough to see their daughters released. Before the latest release, about 195 of the girls were still missing. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to reporters on the matter. But it was the mass kidnapping of 276 girls in April 2014 that horrified the world and brought the extremist group global attention.

Minutes later, the 74-year-old Buhari startled Africa's most populous nation with the news of his departure.

The welcome ceremony of the girls with the president came shortly before the 74-year-old leader left for the United Kingdom for a medical consultation amid concerns over his health.

The extended trip prompted wild speculation in Nigeria about the state of Buhari's health-or even whether he had died-but the president's team has remained tight-lipped about the nature of his illness. Boko Haram has used kidnapping as a weapon of war, seizing thousands of women and children, including the Chibok girls, and forcibly recruiting young men and boys into their ranks.

"Our security agencies have taken back these abducted girls in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities".

In reaction to why these set look a lot better than the last set of 21 girls released in October 2016, he explained that their welfare while in captivity also depends largely on the faction of the Boko Haram sect that was holding them.

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