Lost in the glut of Donald Trump’s campaigning free falling and ISIS is the very dangerous terrorist organization Boko Haram. Recently, 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago were returned, but via a prisoner exchange in Nigeria.
Reports the Associated Press:
Twenty-one of Nigeria’s Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago have been freed in a swap for detained leaders of the Islamic extremist group, the government and military said Thursday.
Some 197 girls remain captive, though it is not known how many of them may have died.
The freed girls, the first to be released as a result of government action, are in the custody of the Department of State Services, Nigeria’s secret intelligence agency, according to presidential spokesman Garba Shehu.
Reportedly, all the returned girls were carrying babies save for three. Sadly, most of these girls are shunned when they return home pregnant or carrying babies after being raped by their captors.
In exchange, four Boko Haram leaders were released in the town of Banki, Nigeria
Why doesn’t Boko Haram get as much media attention? We’ll give you one guess.
Seriously, bring back our girls.
Photo: AP Photo