Nigerian Government Negotiates Release of 82 Chibok Girls From Boko Haram

Excellent news, here! I hope to see more reports like this in the near future.
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GOOD BLACK NEWS

(photo via cnn.com)

Lagos, Nigeria – Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls have been released after successful negotiations between the terrorist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government, the Nigerian President’s office said.

A government official close to the negotiations told CNN the freed girls are in military custody in Banki, a town in northeast Nigeria. They will be transferred to the capital, Abuja, where they will have medical checks and be reunited with their families. They are believed to be among the 276 girls, ages 16 to 18, forced from their beds by Boko Haram militants in the middle of the night in April 2014.

The kidnapping from a boarding school in the town of Chibok sparked global outrage and the social media movement #BringBackOurGirls.”I am very, very excited with this development. I cannot even sleep tonight,” said Yana Galang, whose daughter, Rifkatu…

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TheFeatheredSleep
    May 07, 2017 @ 09:13:08

    so glad. Heartbreaking

    • sepultura13
      May 07, 2017 @ 11:21:21

      Yep. Glad that they’ve been rescued; sad that many of those girls are still imprisoned.
      Thanks for commenting.

      • TheFeatheredSleep
        May 07, 2017 @ 11:22:14

        No – thank YOU for posting because you highlight something that was basically VANISHED from the news for a long time, as if ‘oh well it was news but now we have moved on’ but those girls didn’t move on they were still hostage and raped, and some still are, so I admire deeply those of us who highlight these things thank you my friend another reason you are my friend

      • sepultura13
        May 08, 2017 @ 17:51:56

        “…thank YOU for posting because you highlight something that was basically VANISHED from the news for a long time, as if ‘oh well it was news but now we have moved on’ but those girls didn’t move on they were still hostage and raped, and some still are, so I admire deeply those of us who highlight these things…”

        I haven’t seen you reblogging or highlighting the same things that I do, so your words fall flat. Action would be far more meaningful.

      • sepultura13
        May 08, 2017 @ 17:53:25

        “…thank you my friend another reason you are my friend…”

        Lying insults me and demeans you. There’s no need for that, unless you’re just another desperate troll.

  2. leggypeggy
    May 07, 2017 @ 10:39:53

    I hope all the families welcome them back whole-heartedly.

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