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Boko Haram Releases 82 School Girls In Exchange for Militants

Boko Haram Releases 82 School Girls In Exchange for Militants

Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the 82 Chibok girls

Boko Haram kidnapped 274 school girls in 2014, and in 2016 released a video in which some of the girls are seen pleading for help in the form of a prisoner exchange.  Eighty-two of the school girls have been released in exchange for at least five Boko Haram commanders.

Reuters reports:

Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok three years ago in exchange for prisoners, the presidency said on Saturday.

. . . .  Nigeria thanked Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross for helping secure the release of the 82 girls after “lengthy negotiations”, the presidency said in a statement.

. . . .  A military source said the girls were brought on Sunday morning from Banki near the Cameroon border to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state where the insurgency started.


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Giving up a bunch of girls they’ve repeatedly gang raped and forcibly converted to Islam isn’t much of a cost for them.

JusticeDelivered | May 8, 2017 at 5:46 pm

All captured fighters should be subjected to to a sex change operation and some implantable electronics. An explosive charge might also be a good idea. While they are being held they should experience what it means to at other prisoners beck and call.

RickTheBear | May 8, 2017 at 9:58 pm

And people thought that Michelle’s hashtag campaign wouldn’t work.

“Ha!” I say.