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  • 82 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls swapped for prisoners

    82 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls swapped for prisoners

    • May 9, 2017

    The kidnapping of the Chibok girls in Nigeria is one of the high-profile incidents of Boko Haram’s insurgency, now in its eighth year and with little sign of ending. About 220 were abducted from their school in a nighttime attack. Now, 82 of the girls have been returned in a deal brokered by Switzerland and the Red Cross.

  • On Chibok anniversary, Christians are caught between hope and experience

    • Aug 27, 2015

    ABUJA/JOS, Nigeria – On Thursday, Nigerians marked the 500th day since the kidnapping of almost 300 mostly Christian schoolgirls from the remote town of Chibok by Boko Haram, the radical Islamic terrorist group held responsible for more than 17,000 deaths here since 2009. It’s long been frustrating for Nigerians that

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