Nigeria Paid €3Million For The Release Of Chibok Girls – Wall Street Journal
Back in 2014, Boko Haram insurgents had kidnapped 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state. Of the 276, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three escaped later, and a Swiss-coached mediation secured 103.
21 of the 103 were freed on October 13, 2016, while the remaining 82 were freed on May 6 this year. In a detailed report on the incident, WSJ said while €1 million was paid for the 21 first freed, additional €2 million accompanied the five Boko Haram commanders that were exchanged with the next batch: the 82 girls.
Read the full report HERE