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Boko Haram releases 21 Chibok girls: Nigerian official

AFP | 2016-10-13 12:36:00.0
The identity of the girls has yet to be confirmed, said Bring Back Our Girls campaigner Aisha Yesufu. File photo
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Jihadist group Boko Haram released 21 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls to the Nigerian government, an official in the president's office said Thursday.

"It's true. Ministry of Information will release a statement on the issue later," the source told AFP.

The girls were exchanged for four Boko Haram prisoners in Banki, northeast Nigeria, said a local source.

The identity of the girls has yet to be confirmed, said Bring Back Our Girls campaigner Aisha Yesufu.

"We cannot confirm anything yet," Yesufu said.

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