Four girls escape Boko Haram custody

May 29, 2014 - 6:28:35 am

MAIDUGURI: Four more girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last month have escaped their captors, the education commissioner for Nigeria’s Borno state said yesterday, leaving 219 still missing.

The girls were taking exams at a secondary school in the remote northeastern village of Chibok on April 14 when Islamist gunmen surrounded it, loaded 276 of them onto trucks and carted them off, according to official figures. REUTERS

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