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Boko Haram militants free at least 60 more Chibok girls

Boko Haram militants free at least 60 more Chibok girls

Nigeria

Dozens of Chibok girls have been freed by Boko Haram militants.

While some sources say up to 80 girls were freed, sources quoting Nigeria government officials say at least 62 girls were released on Saturday.

The release reportedly came after talks with government, though few details are confirmed.

Before the latest release, about 195 of the girls were still missing.

Last October, 21 girls were released after negotiations with the Red Cross.

In March, president Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria’s government remained “in constant touch through negotiations, through local intelligence to secure the release of the remaining girls and other abducted persons unharmed.”

Boko Haram militants seized 276 pupils from a government school in Chibok town on the night of April 14 2014.

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