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February 24, 2017

Nigeria swaps 21 Chibok girls for Boko Haram Commanders

Boko Haram has released 21 of the more than 200 kidnapped Chibok girls held since April 2014 in a prison swap deal with the Federal Government, a reliable source said on penultimate Thursday.
The school girls were exchanged for four Boko Haram militants in Banki, North East Nigeria, according to the source.
The presidency said in a statement that the girls were released after negotiations committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Nigerian and Swiss governments.
The statement added that negotiations are ongoing, raising the prospect of more releases.

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