West & Central Africa

4 BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS SWAPPED WITH 21 CHIBOK GIRLS

chibok-girls-on-videoUnconfirmed reports say the 4 Boko Haram Fighters were swapped for the 21 Chibok girls in a deal negotiated between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram negotiated by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.

The girls were released Wednesday night in Banki, a town on the northeast border with Cameroon where they were picked up in a military helicopter that also took 4 Boko Haram fighters who were swapped for the girls.

The names of the girls released has not yet been released and the Nigerian Army has not yet confirmed the terrorist fighters given in exchange for the girls.