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[wanabidii] #BringBackOurGirls: 10 key facts (M&G Africa)
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#BringBackOurGirls: 10 key facts
The Nigerian government on Thursday announced that Boko Haram had released 21 of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014.
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