In case you haven’t heard, 82 Chibok girls have been released by the Boko Haram sect.
The 82 girls were part of the over 250 school girls who were kidnapped from Chibok town in Borno state. The kidnapping gave rise to the “bring back our girls” hashtag which urged the Nigerian gov’t to secure the release of the school girls.
On Saturday, the 6th of April, over 80 Chibok girls were handed over to the Military outpost in Banki, Borno state near the Nigerian border with Cameroon.
The girls were then flown to Maiduguri, the state capital before going to Abuja later.
A happy site for families missing loved ones: Some of the 82 released #ChibokGirls board an aircraft. pic.twitter.com/9yiJOUocQe
— ICRC Africa (@ICRC_Africa) May 7, 2017
They were hosted by President Buhari before he embarked on his trip to London.
The girls will undergo rehabilitation before being released to their families.
This brings the total number of girls who have been freed from the Boko Haram sect to 160. Kudos to the Nigerian govt!