Boko Haram cap­tives re­united with fam­i­lies in Nige­ria:

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Eightytwo Nigerian school­girls re­cently re­leased af­ter more than three years in Boko Haram cap­tiv­ity were re­united with their fam­i­lies. This month’s re­lease was the largest lib­er­a­tion of hostages since 276 Chi­bok school­girls were abducted from their board­ing school in 2014. Five com­man­ders from the ex­trem­ist group were ex­changed for the girls’ free­dom, and Nige­ria’s gov­ern­ment has said it would make fur­ther ex­changes to bring the 113 re­main­ing school­girls home. Many of the girls, most of them Chris­tians, were forced to marry ex­trem­ists. Some have been rad­i­cal­ized and have re­fused to re­turn. The girls are in gov­ern­ment care in the cap­i­tal as part of a nine-month rein­te­gra­tion pro­gram.

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