The sleepy town of Dapchi in northeast Nigeria today woke up to a huge commotion.
Over a month ago,110 girls were abducted from the town’s all-female school by suspected Boko Haram militants.
This morning, residents saw some of the girls return to Dapchi and head into the chief’s palace. Others were said to have ran to their homes.
Details of their return are still not quite clear, but there are indications that five of the girls may have died.
The police chief in Yobe state, Abdulmaliki Sunmonu, would not confirm the information but said he is receiving intelligence to that effect.
President Muhammadu Buhari had told former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the government would negotiate with the jihadists to secure the release of the girls.
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