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In this Monday, May 8, 2017 file photo, Chibok schoolgirls, recently freed from Nigeria extremist captivity, are photographed in Abuja, Nigeria. One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, the spokesman for Nigeria’s president said Tuesday, May 9. Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said officials originally had been negotiating for the release of 83 girls, but one said she wanted to remain. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File )

Parents Still Await Girls Freed from Boko Haram as Nigeria Continues Mental Evaluations

Parents of the girls and young women kidnapped by Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram from Chibok, Nigeria, in 2014 are still waiting to see the 82 released as part of a trade with the terrorist group this weekend. The government claims it is still conducting physical and mental health evaluations, ensuring that none of the girls will pose a danger to society once freed.

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Boko Haram Terrorists Release 82 Kidnapped Chibok Girls

Nigerian authorities announced the release of an estimated 82 of the 276 girls kidnapped by the Islamic State-affiliated terrorist group Boko Haram from a mostly Christian school in Chibok, Nigeria in 2014 this weekend. The release appears to be part of a deal that may have gained freedom for jailed Boko Haram terrorists.