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November 7, 2018 4:23 PM Kidnapped children released in Cameroon, two teachers still held

BAMENDA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Kidnappers freed scores of school children and a driver in west Cameroon early on Wednesday, but kept hold of a principal and one teacher, officials said. Armed men who seized the youngsters on Monday in the city of Bamenda - a commercial hub of Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region - released them about 18 km (11 miles) 97

February 22, 2018 2:03 PM Boko Haram Kidnaps More Schoolgirls in Nigeria

Raid by Islamist militants at technical college leaves scores missing, echoing seizures in Chibok that sparked global outcry in 2014 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Dozens of schoolgirls remained missing two days after a jihadist raid on a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria raised fears of a repeat of the mass kidnapping in Chibok in 2014. A convoy of fighters 52

January 15, 2018 3:56 PM Video shows Nigerian girls vowing to remain with captors

LAGOS, Nigeria – A video released Monday by Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists purportedly shows some of the young women kidnapped from a school nearly four years ago who vow never to return home. Of the 276 girls abducted from their boarding school in Chibok in April 2014 by Islamic militants, about 100 are believed to remain in captivity 34

May 20, 2017 2:34 PM Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meeting 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 68

May 7, 2017 6:40 PM 'Welcome our sisters', Nigeria tells freed Chibok girls

ABUJA A group of 82 girls held captive for three years by Islamist militants arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Sunday after they were released in exchange for several militant commanders, officials said. "Welcome our girls, welcome our sisters, we are happy to have you back, we are very glad that you are back," said Abba Kyari, chief of staff 80

May 7, 2017 5:06 PM Nigeria Chibok girls: Freed 82 to meet President Buhari

The 82 schoolgirls released by Boko Haram Islamist militants are to meet Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. They were escorted to the reception in the capital Abuja by armed soldiers, after a check-up at a medical centre. The girls were handed over on Saturday in exchange for Boko Haram suspects after negotiations. They were from a group of 276 abducted 75

May 7, 2017 4:14 PM 82 abducted schoolgirls freed in deal with Boko Haram terrorists arrive in Nigerian capital

82 schoolgirls freed in deal with Boko Haram arrive in Abuja The families of schoolgirls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram terrorists anxiously waited in the Nigerian capital Sunday for an official list of the 82 girls just freed through a prisoner swap. The newly released girls from the town of Chibok arrived at the Abuja airport and were met by President 72

May 7, 2017 8:10 AM Nigeria Frees Boko Haram Militants in Exchange for 82 Chibok Schoolgirls

Schoolgirls held for three years by Islamic extremists; #BringBackOurGirls ABUJA, Nigeria—Eighty-two of the nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained members of the jihadist group, according to Nigeria’s government, marking the biggest breakthrough in the effort to recover the insurgency’s 53

May 7, 2017 7:00 AM 82 freed Chibok schoolgirls to meet with Nigerian president

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria's president says that he will meet Sunday with 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed this weekend after being kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram. President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement that he will receive the released schoolgirls in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. The president said the schoolgirls were freed in exchange for detained 54

May 6, 2017 11:33 PM Nigerian Government Says 82 Chibok Girls Free From Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects with the extremist group, Nigeria's government announced early Sunday, in the largest release negotiated yet in the battle to save nearly 300 girls whose mass abduction exposed the mounting threat posed by the Islamic 64