Sunday, 16 October 2016


Report coming in has it that the Federal government is negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of an additional 83 Chibok Girls.

A CNN report monitored by CKN News on Sunday 16th October 2016,revealed  that these are part of the 198 remaining Chibok girls in the custody of the terrorist group .

The reliable sources according to CNN's Aisha Sesay stated that 83 were arrived at since some of the other girls numbering about 114 could not be accounted for.

Some of them were believed to have died while some have been so radicalized that they don’t want to be reunited with their family again.

According to the source, parents of the 21 released Chibok girls are on the ir way to Abuja by road in order to be reunited with their families.

The source also told CNN that there was no exchange of Boko Haram prisoners for the girls but rather that the Federal government paid a ransom “cash” for the girls release.

On the night of April 14th 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok inborn State, Nigeria. 

Responsibility for the kidnappings was claimed by Boko Haram, an extremist and terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria.

57 of the schoolgirls managed to escape over the next few months and some have described their capture in appearances at international human rights conferences.

Since then hopes were raised on various occasions that the 219 remaining girls might be released. Newspaper reports suggested that Boko Haram was hoping to use the girls as a negotiating pawns in exchange for some of their commanders in jail. 

In May 2016, one of the missing girls, Amina Ali was found. She claimed that the remaining girls were still there, but that six had died. A second girl was discovered later in the week, but parents have expressed doubts as her name is not among those originally missing. A further 21 girls were freed in October 2016.

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