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2017-05-06 83 Chibok girls have been released Banki, Borno, Northern Nigeria
C. 2016-12-24 Freed Chibok girls reunited with their families for Christmas Chibok, Northern Nigeria
D. 2016-05-19 Chibok girls: Second schoolgirl rescued Borno, Northern Nigeria
E. 2016-05-18 Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl found in Nigeria Sambisa Forest, Nigeria
F. 2016-01-15 Hostages freed from Ouagadougou hotel Splendid Hotel, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
G. 2015-08-02 Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people Borno, Northern Nigeria
H. 2015-03-10 Boko Haram children 'forgot names' Cameroon
I. 2014-10-17 Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free Nigeria
J. 2014-10-11 Cameroon flies freed Boko Haram hostages to capital Cameroon

  Freed Chibok girls reunited with their families for Christmas Map of Chibok Nigeria  Northern Nigeria: More than 20 Nigerian 'Chibok girls' who were released by the Islamist group Boko Haram in October have rejoined their families for Christmas Chibok girls: Second schoolgirl rescued Map of Borno Nigeria  Northern Nigeria: A second schoolgirl from the more than 200 seized in the Nigerian town of Chibok has been found, the army says   Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl found in Nigeria Map of Sambisa Forest Nigeria
  83 Chibok girls have been released Map of Banki Borno Nigeria


year 2017 Top ^

May.6
  Northern Nigeria: Eighty-three schoolgirls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria have been released into military custody


year 2016 Top ^

Dec.24
May.19
May.18
  One of the missing Chibok schoolgirls has been found in Nigeria, activists say, the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago

Jan.15
  Burkina Faso: About 30 hostages have been freed after an attack by militants on Splendid Hotel in Burkina Faso that reportedly killed at least 20 people


year 2015 Top ^

Aug.2   Boko Haram crisis: Army rescues 178 people
Map of Borno Nigeria  Northern Nigeria: The Nigerian military says it has rescued 178 people from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Borno state. 101 were children Mar.10 Boko Haram children 'forgot names'   Cameroon: About 80 children rescued from a Boko Haram camp in northern Cameroon cannot remember their own names or origins, according to an aid offici...

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Oct.17 Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free
  Nigeria: Nigeria has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Islamist terror group that includes the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls
Oct.11 Cameroon flies freed Boko Haram hostages to capital  Twenty-seven people including 10 Chinese workers held for months by suspected Boko Haram militants have arrived in Cameroon's capital Aug.16 Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram
  Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram May.19 Tuareg rebels 'free Mali hostages'   Some 28 hostages abducted by Tuareg rebels in northern Mali on Saturday have been freed, the UN says

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Oct.29 French hostages freed in Niger
  Four French hostages kidnapped in Niger in 2010 have been released, France's President Hollande has announced Sep.15 Nigerian kidnappers free archbishop   Nigeria Delta: One of Nigeria's most senior Anglican clerics Ignatius Kattey, who was kidnapped by armed men more than a week ago, has been freed Apr.26 Boko Haram 'got $3m ransom' to free hostages  Nigeria: Islamist militant group Boko Haram was paid more than $3m before releasing a French family of seven, a Nigerian government report says

year 2010 Top ^

Aug.23 Al-Qaeda frees Spanish hostages  Mali: Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped nine months ago by al-Qaeda's North African offshoot have been released

year 2009 Top ^

Jul.29   Captives freed in Nigerian city   The police have freed about 100 women and children being held by a radical Islamist sect in a building in the northern city Jun.1 Birthday release pledge for hostage  Nigeria: A militant group said it plans to release a British oil worker as a birthday 'gift' to Matthew John Maguire, who was abducted last year

year 2008 Top ^

Jul.26 Seized oil workers freed  Nigeria: Eight foreign workers, kidnapped by militants, have been freed unharmed

year 2007 Top ^

Jul.13 3-year-old freed by kidnappers   Nigeria Delta: A Nigerian boy has been released by his kidnappers one day after he was snatched on his way to school in the lawless Niger Delta Jul.8 Kidnappers free UK girl
  Nigeria: Kidnappers in southern Nigeria have released 3-year-old Margaret Hill who was held hostage for four days Jun.11 Hostages released in Niger Delta   Nigeria Delta: Militants in the south of the country have released 12 foreigners, whom they have been holding for several weeks Jan.17 Militants free Italian   Nigeria Delta: The militants have released an oil worker seized last month from a terminal in the Niger Delta

year 2006 Top ^

Oct.21 Rebels free oil hostages
. Nigeria Delta Oct.11 Hostages freed. Nigeria

year 2003 Top ^

Aug.18 14 European hostages released
  Mali: 9 Germans, 4 Swiss and a Dutchman were among 32 taken hostage by Algerian Islamic extremists in the Sahara


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