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Nigeria: 21 of the Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls Are Free

Twenty-one of Nigeria’s Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram extremists have been freed, more than two years after they were captured. The majority of the 276 girls still remain missing, but those who were freed are in the custody of the Department of State Services. Spokesman Mallam Garba Shehu said the release was part of a negotiation brokered between the government and Boko Haram. The International Red Cross and the Swiss government aided in the deal.