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Nigerian girls reunited with families after Boko Haram kidnapping

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Some of the newly released Dapchi schoolgirls listen to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria March 23, 2018. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

DAPCHI, March 26 — The schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram jihadist group in Dapchi, northeastern Nigeria, were reunited with their families yesterday after spending nearly five weeks in captivity.

The 105 girls, covered head to toe in burkas, arrived aboard five buses in the town of Dapchi, in Yobe state, where they were greeted by their parents at the boarding school from where they were snatched on February 19.

After their release on Wednesday they had spent three days in the national capital Abuja and were greeted by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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