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Some Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls Refused To Be ‘Freed’ – Negotiator

Some of the Chibok schoolgirls held captive for three years by Boko Haram refused to be part of the group of 82 girls freed over the weekend, a mediator involved in the release said on Monday (May 8).

The Islamist militants on Saturday (May 6) released 82 schoolgirls out of more than 200 whom they kidnapped in April 2014 from northeast Nigeria in exchange for prisoners.

Mediator and lawyer Zannah Mustapha said some of the abducted girls had refused to go home, fueling fears that they have been radicalised by the jihadists, and may feel afraid, ashamed or even too powerful to return to their old lives.

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