The Islamic militia Boko Haram has free 21 girls believed to be part of the 200 girls abducted back in April from Chibok a northern town in Nigeria. The release of the 21 girls is said to have come after mediation effort by Switzerland and Red Cross.
The Jihadist group, Boko Haram has waged a seven-years-long insurgency in Chibok located in the remote northeastern Borno State. Their efforts are geared toward establishing an Islamic State. These efforts, have led to the Boko Haram claiming thousands of lives and driving about two million people away from their homes.
BBOG campaigners seen at the Unity fountain venue of the “Bring Back Our Girls” (#BBOG) sit-out in Abuja, Nigeria October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
The 21 girls were taken from the northeastern city of Maiduguri to the capital Abuja. The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, was among the first government officials to meet the released girls. “I met them about an hour ago, and I can confirm they are in good health,” said Osinbajo. “In the next few days or months, we will be able to negotiate the release of …read more