After an exchange between the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government, 82 Chibok schoolgirls were freed from captivity. This comes after the April 2014 incident when 276 school girls were taken from their boarding school by the Boko Haram. While some managed to escape, this is the biggest amount of girls freed since. While there was no official announcement yet by the government people from President’s Muhammadu Buhari’s office said Saturday that “some” Boko Haram suspects in detention had been released for the freedom of the schoolgirls, but it did not give details.
This group of girls was flown to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, where they will talk to the president and be tended to before they reconnect with their families. It can only be imagined how hard the process to reassimilate to be. They’ve come across a minor controversy by not immediately releasing them to their families though.
It is reported that there are 113 school girls still missing. Girls who have escaped have said some of their friends have either died or are too radicalized and refusing to come back. Hopefully, the rest of the girls will be back home soon.