Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram has released the 80 kidnapped Chibok girls who were abducted from a residential school in April 2014.
It is learned negotiations between the group and Muhammadu administration resulted with the release on May 6, Saturday. The terms of agreement have not been disclosed.
All the released girls are currently in Banki town in Borno state after gaining freedom and awaiting airlift to destination yet to be known by media.
The girls will be undergoing psychological and medical test before getting reunited with their families.
Boko Haram could kidnap westerners to raise ransom, reveals America’s foreign office and has warned people from west to travel to Nigeria.
It is learned by way of The Telegraph the militants could kidnap foreign workers in Bamal local government area of Borno state.
The released statement of America’s foreign office says, “We have received reports that Boko Haram is actively planning to kidnap western foreign workers in Bama local government area of Borno state, along the Kumshe-Banki axis.”
The terror group gained control in northern parts of the country in 2009. Since then it has killed more than 15,000 people. The group aims at creating an Islamic state. In the seven-year insurgency more than two million people have been displaced too.
In recent months Nigerian military carried out large-scale offensives in the Sambisa forest in the northeastern region of the country that is stronghold of Boko Haram.
Boko Haram is also active in neighboring countries including Cameroon, Niger and Chad. Founded in 2002, the group is alleged to have links with Islamic State terror group of Syria and Iraq. It was led by Abubakar Shekau until August 2016 and Abu Musab al-Barnawi became his successor.