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    Release of 21 Kidnapped Chibok Girls Secured

    Negotiations between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram militants have yielded freedom for nearly two dozen of the schoolgirls who were famously kidnapped in 2014. Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of female students, and the campaign for their return, known as “Bring Back Our Girls,” swept the world. Before this, only one case of a Chibok girl being released had been confirmed, leaving 218 still missing. Nigeria’s government says further negotiations are ongoing, meaning more of the girls — and others who have been abducted — may secure release as well. 

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