MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Nigeria's presidential spokesman confirmed on Thursday the release of 21 Chibok girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group in 2014.
It is confirmed that 21 of the missing Chibok Girls have been released and are in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.— Mallam Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) 13 октября 2016 г.
Boko Haram is a militant group founded in 2002 in Nigeria that is aiming to impose Sharia law in the country.
In April 2014, Boko Haram militants abducted 276 girls from a boarding school in the northeastern town of Chibok. Some of them escaped while dozens are still missing.