I won’t rest until kidnapped Chibok girls are freed, Buhari vows

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration will not rest until the remaining Chibok girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity since April 2014 are safely released. In a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Buhari restated his commitment in Katowice, Poland, at a bilateral meeting […]

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Degrading of insurgency led to the release of Chibok, Dapchi girls – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the degrading of Boko Haram insurgency led to the release of 106 Chibok and 104 Dapchi girls abducted by the insurgents. He said that the routing of the terrorists also accounted for the release of no fewer than 16,000 other persons from their captivity. Buhari stated this in a […]

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Freed Chibok girls begin rehabilitation in capital

The Federal Government say the 82 young women released by Boko Haram extremists this month are now joining those already freed in a special rehabilitation program. Aisha Alhassan, minister of women’s affairs and social development, said Tuesday that the women will attend months of remedial studies. They will have doctors and nurses available to help […]

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Photos: Freed chibok schoolgirls reunites with families after 3 years

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families for the first time Saturday, as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters’ lives. Images from the scene showed brightly dressed families rushing through the crowd and embracing outdoors. […]

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Chibok girl escapes Boko Haram, says Presidency

Another Nigerian schoolgirl from the kidnapped group known as the “Chibok girls” has escaped from her captivity by Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, a presidential spokesman said on Wednesday. The escape makes her the latest to return of the roughly 270 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014 from the northeastern town of Chibok. Earlier […]

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Boko Haram and chibok girls who refuses to be rescued saga

The Boko Haram jihadist group has released a video claiming to show Chibok schoolgirls who refused to be rescued as part of a recent swap deal with the Nigerian government. In the three-minute video, a woman who claims to be Maida Yakubu, one of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014, is […]

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Freed Chibok girls have not been united with their families

A relative of one of the rescued Chibok girls, Peter Joseph, says the Federal Government has barred the girls from telling their parents or relatives about their experiences in Boko Haram captivity. Joseph said this during a programme on Al Jazeera titled, “The Stream.” He said his niece was one of the 21 schoolgirls rescued […]

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Facts about Boko Haram and kidnapped Chibok school girls

Boko Haram militants freed 82 of more than 200 schoolgirls they kidnapped from the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014 in exchange for prisoners, the government said on Saturday. Three years ago, the abduction of the girls from their secondary school by the jihadist group Boko Haram sparked global outrage and a celebrity-backed […]

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FG releases names of 82 freed Chibok girls

Nigeria’s presidency released the names of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed from Boko Haram extremists which parents anxiously scoured to see if their daughters were released three years after their capture. The list was published early Monday after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met with the young women before announcing he was leaving for London […]

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‘The kidnap, rescue of Chibok school girls, 3 years later in timeline’

Nigeria’s government says 82 Chibok schoolgirls are free more than three years after a mass abduction by Boko Haram extremists. It is the second group release; Nigeria announced in October that 21 girls had been freed after negotiations with the extremists. The kidnapping shocked the world and put tremendous pressure on Nigeria’s government to counter […]

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AfDB projects $1 million to reconstruct GGSS Chibok

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed $1 million for the rebuilding of the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok, Borno, as part of efforts to rehabilitate the community ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency. Alhaji Tijjani Tumsa, the Vice-Chairman, Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI), disclosed this on Thursday while speaking with newsmen […]

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3 years since Chibok girls’ mass abduction

Nigerians, today Good Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled. Activists were expected to rally in the capital, Abuja, and commercial hub Lagos to urge President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to do more to […]

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