Five years on, Nigerians await the release of the remaining 112 kidnapped Chibok girls
By Guardian Exclusive
16 April 2019 | 11:35 am
Last Sunday marked five years since Boko Haram jihadists kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from their school in northeastern Nigeria. While some are back, 112 are still missing. The mass abduction sparked a global outcry and the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign and remains Boko Haram's biggest publicity coup.
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