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Chibok girls angry, upset at latest Boko Haram abduction

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Boko Haram’s latest abduction of schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria has evoked painful memories for Yagana Yamane and Saraya Amos — and for good reason. In 2014, the pair were among 276 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, in an attack that brought world …

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Malala meets her Chibok ‘heroes’ in Nigeria

  Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday called for a “state of emergency for education” in Nigeria, as she visited the country and met some of the Chibok schoolgirls whose cause she championed. The 20-year-old global education campaigner made the suggestion at a meeting …

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Joy as Chibok girls reunited with parents

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  There were emotional scenes Saturday as 82 kidnapped Chibok girls released by Boko Haram Islamists earlier this month were reunited with their parents. At the reunion held in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja, fathers gripped their daughters in tight hugs, while mothers shrieked with joy, wiping …

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Boko Haram releases video of purported Chibok girl

Kano, Nigeria | AFP |  Boko Haram late on Friday released a video claiming to show the Chibok schoolgirls who refused to be rescued as part of a recent swap deal with the Nigerian government. In the three-minute video, a woman who claims to be Maida Yakubu, one of the …

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Buhari vows support for freed Chibok girls

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday vowed to help to 82 schoolgirls who have been freed from more than three years of Boko Haram captivity after a prisoner swap. The girls — who were among more than 200 kidnapped in 2014 from the Government Girls …

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Nigeria rescues Chibok schoolgirl near Cameroon border

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Saturday Nigerian troops on Saturday rescued another of the missing Chibok schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram Islamists, in an operation near the border with Cameroon, a spokesman said. The girl, found along with her baby son, was one of the more than 200 schoolgirls taken …

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