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Nigeria confirms release of 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014

October 13, 15:26 UTC+3 RABAT
In April 2014, Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped 276 girls from a school in the town of Chibok in Nigeria’s north
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RABAT, October 13. /TASS/. Nigeria’s presidential administration on Thursday confirmed the release of 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamist group more than two years ago.

"The release of the girls is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government," the administration said. "The negotiations will continue."

In April 2014, Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped 276 girls from a school in the town of Chibok in Nigeria’s north. Later 57 girls managed to escape. Since 2009, Boko Haram kidnapped at least 2,000 people.

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