Friday, 14 October 2016

How Nigeria swapped 21 Chibok girls for four Boko Haram commanders-AFP

Boko Haram has released 21 of the more than 200 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls held since April 2014 in a prisoner swap deal with the Nigerian government, local sources said Thursday.
The girls were exchanged for four Boko Haram militants in Banki, northeast Nigeria, said the local sources.
The Nigerian presidency said in a statement that the girls were released after negotiations between Boko Haram, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Nigerian and Swiss governments.
The statement added that negotiations are ongoing, raising the prospect of more releases.