Nigeria’s military frees kidnapped Chibok girls

Nigeria’s military has said it has freed some of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants in April from Chibok, in the northeastern Borno state.

Army spokesman Brig Gen Chris Olukolade did not say how many girls were now in military custody, saying the exercise was “ongoing”.

More than 200 girls were seized by Boko Haram fighters from a boarding school in the north-eastern Borno state.

It caused worldwide outrage and sparked a social media campaign.

Protests were organised under the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, calling on the authorities to do more to free the girls, who had gone to the school in Chibok from surrounding areas to take their final year exams.

Credit: BBC