83 Chibok girls to be freed soon

  |   Nigeria News

A faction of Boko Haram which last week freed 21 of more than 219 Chibok girls kidnapped in April 2014 is willing to negotiate the release of 83 more of the girls, President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman said.

Around 219 girls were taken from their school in 2014 in Chibok in northeastern Borno state, where Boko Haram has waged a seven-year insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state, killing thousands and displacing more than two million people.

"These 21 released girls are supposed to be tale bearers to tell the Nigerian government that this faction of Boko Haram has 83 more Chibok girls," Garba Shehu, spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.

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