Only 83 Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Left for Release Negotiations; Other 114 Dead, Married Off or Radicalized | KTLA

Only 83 Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Left for Release Negotiations; Other 114 Dead, Married Off or Radicalized | KTLA – Negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government over the captives are expected to resume Monday, four days after the militant group handed over 21 former Chibok schoolgirls to authorities in northeastern Nigeria. Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls and women, ages 16 to 18, in the middle of the night at a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, in April 2014, drawing global outrage. As many as 57 girls escaped almost immediately in 2014, and one was found this spring. If the sources are correct about the number of dead or otherwise unavailable, that would mean more than 40% of those who were kidnapped in 2014 stand no chance of being brought home alive or no obvious immediate chance of being retrieved through negotiation.

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