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Nigeria kidnappings: Chibok schoolgirl returns home seven years on


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Nigeria kidnappings: The Chibok captive who defied Boko Haram


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Chibok schoolgirls frustrated despite escaping Boko Haram

Chibok schoolgirls frustrated despite escaping Boko HaramOn April 14, 2014, Saraya Amos and 56 of her classmates staged a daring escape from Boko Haram jihadists who raided their secondary school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria. Most of the 106 who have been found or freed as a result of government negotiations with Boko Haram are now studying at the private American University of Nigeria in Yola, Adamawa state.



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Chibok schoolgirls frustrated despite escaping Boko Haram

Chibok schoolgirls frustrated despite escaping Boko HaramOn April 14, 2014, Saraya Amos and 56 of her classmates staged a daring escape from Boko Haram jihadists who raided their secondary school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria. Most of the 106 who have been found or freed as a result of government negotiations with Boko Haram are now studying at the private American University of Nigeria in Yola, Adamawa state.



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UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiatorA Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram was on Monday awarded one of the United Nations’ top prizes. The UNHCR said Zannah Mustapha was given the annual Nansen award for his “crucial mediating” role as well as his work helping children affected by the long-running conflict. Last year’s recipients of the award were more than 2,000 volunteers who saved the lives of thousands of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.



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Rescued Chibok girls won't be going back to home town for school

Rescued Chibok girls won't be going back to home town for schoolThe rescued Chibok girls will not be going back to their rural home town to complete their schooling, Nigeria’s minister for women said on Tuesday. Speaking at a ceremony welcoming 82 newly rescued girls to a government rehabilitation facility in Abuja, Aisha Alhassan said all the girls will be heading back to class in September, without specifying where. There are a total of 106 rescued Chibok girls that were kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists in 2014 who are receiving medical and psycho-social treatment at the Women Affairs Centre, located on the outskirts of the capital.



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Twenty-four Chibok girls to return to school: Nigerian officials

Twenty-four Chibok girls to return to school: Nigerian officialsThe 82 girls freed by Boko Haram on Saturday after being held captive for three years are still waiting to be reunited with their families, while all the girls found last year will be heading back to school in September, Nigerian officials said. For more than two years there was no sign of the girls.



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Nigeria spokesman says 1 Nigeria Chibok girl refused release

Nigeria spokesman says 1 Nigeria Chibok girl refused releaseABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, the spokesman for Nigeria's president said Tuesday.



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Nigeria identifies 82 freed Chibok girls; parents await word

Nigeria identifies 82 freed Chibok girls; parents await wordNigerian newspapers published the names Monday of 82 Chibok schoolgirls set free three years after being kidnapped by Islamic extremists, but they remained behind closed doors and their parents awaited …



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Nigeria says 82 Chibok girls free in Boko Haram exchange

Nigeria says 82 Chibok girls free in Boko Haram exchangeMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — 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 State-linked fighters.



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