>> Free at last, a group of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists arriving Sunday in the Nigerian capital Abuja. Nigeria's saying it had secured the release of 82 of the girls in exchange for Boko Haram prisoners. Militant group kidnapped about 270 girls in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014.
Dozens escaped in the initial melee, but around 200 remained missing, sparking Bring Back Our Girls, a high profile campaign for their release. Boko Haram has kidnapped about 15,000 people and displaced more than two million during a seven year insurgency, as well as kidnapping thousands of other children and adults.
It wants to create an Islamic caliphate in northeastern Nigeria. The girls arrived at Abuja Airport, and were driven away in a military convoy, a Reuters witness said.