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Chibok girls’ kidnapper jailed for 15 years.

A man involved in the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been jailed for 15 years, the government confirmed on Tuesday. Haruna Yahaya, 35, admitted being involved in the abduction when he appeared at a special court trying hundreds of Boko Haram suspects …

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Nigeria’s ex-President rejects claims he refused UK help to rescue Chibok girls

Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, says he didnot refuse an offer by the British government to help in the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls in 2014. A statement by his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, said then President Jonathan did not rebuff the UK’s offer but rather personally sent correspondence to …

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Chibok Girls : FG meets BBOG’s fresh conditions to join trip to sambisa forest


The Federal Government has accepted the condition outlined by the Bring Back Our Girls group on joining the trip to Sambisa Forest. The  Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammedhad invited the BBOG to be part of a guided tour of the sambisa forest in the North East to …

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Freed Chibok girls ‘denied family Christmas’


Families of the Nigerian “Chibok girls” freed by Islamist group Boko Haram say they are being closely guarded and were not allowed home for Christmas. Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls in April 2014, but freed 21 of them in October after negotiations with the Red Cross. The freed girls have …

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Freed Chibok girls reunite with families in Nigeria


Twenty-one schoolgirls who had been kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the Nigerian town of Chibok have been reunited with their families. In an emotional ceremony in the capital Abuja, one of the girls said they had survived for 40 days without food and narrowly escaped death at …

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Nigeria’s president invites the UN to negotiate with Boko Haram over the Chibok girls


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the UN to negotiate with Boko Haram to end their seven-year Islamist insurgency and secure the release of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok. He said he was willing to swap Boko Haram fighters in custody for the girls. But he said it was …

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