Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls ‘brought back’ by Boko Haram: parents

Protestors during a demonstration outside the Nigerian embassy in Washington, DC demanding action to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants/AFP

, LAGOS, Nigeria, Mar 21 – Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped more than 100 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have returned the students to the town, two parents told AFP on Wednesday.

“The girls have been brought back. They were brought in nine vehicles and dropped outside the school at about 8am (0700 GMT),” said Bashir Manzo, who heads a group set up to support parents whose children were abducted.

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