Nigeria: Boko Haram releases 82 kidnapped girls after three years

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_Africanwomen130318AA001.jpeg

ABUJA, Nigeria – An extremist group allied with the Islamic State released 82 young women it had held captive for more than three years, government officials said late Saturday.

The Boko Haram group is still holding an estimated 100 young women hostage; they were kidnapped from a school in the town of Chibok in April 2014. The mass abductions sparked international outcry and prompted the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls.

Read more at USA Today

You are here: Home Newsroom Sub-Saharan Africa Nigeria: Boko Haram releases 82 kidnapped girls after three years