he Boko Haram terror sect has released 21 out of the 200 Chibok girls captured in 2014. The girls were picked up by military helicopter from Banki area of Borno state where Boko Haram militants dropped them off earlier today.
Twenty-one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been freed, a senior Nigerian government official has told the BBC.
It is thought that they are now with the security services in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.
It is not yet clear how the girls were rescued.
The Islamist militant group kidnapped more than 250 students from a school in Chibok in April 2014 – an act that provoked international condemnation.