Nigeria exchanges 82 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram for prisoners: presidency

May 7, 2017 By Felix Onuah and Ulf Laessing ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) – Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014 in exchange for prisoners, the presidency said on Saturday. Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross helped secure the 82 girls in “lengthy negotiations”, the presidency said on its Twitter account. President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the girls on Sunday in the capital Abuja, it said, without saying how…

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