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21 Nigerian schoolgirls released by Boko Haram will receive medical treatment, trauma counseling

21 Nigerian schoolgirls released by Boko Haram will receive medical treatment, trauma counseling

Twenty-one of the 218 missing Nigerian schoolgirls abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram militants  were released Thursday as a result of negotiations with the extremist group, government officials said. 

 The girls were released in northern Borno State, rescued by a military helicopter and transported to the state capital, Maiduguri, said Mallam Garba Shehu, spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Officials said the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss government acted as neutral intermediaries leading to the first major...

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