Names of the 82 Chibok girls freed from Boko Haram in Nigeria

The names of all 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed from Boko Haram’s abduction over the weekend have been released after President Buhari’s meeting with the now young women.

Supposedly these are the #chibokgirls. Lined up to see Mr President #buhari before he came to London

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In a deal brokered by The Red Cross on behalf of the Nigerian government and the Islamic group, the girls were released in exchange for 5 Boko Haram commanders, though they are unable to return home or meet their parents without supervision.

Their release plus the freedom of 21 girls last year bring the total number of freed girls to 103 – excluding those that managed to escape captivity. At least 113 remain missing.

Names of all 82 young women released by Boko Haram in May 2017

1. Kwatah Simon
2. Grace Dauda
3. Filo Dauda
4. Mary Dauda
5. Yanke Shetima
6. Jummai Miutah
7. Juliana Yakubu
8. Mary Yakubu
9. Maryamu Yakubu
10. Mairawa Yahaya
11. Rachael Nkeke
12. Fibi Haruna
13. Asabe Manu
14. Esther Usman
15. Jummai Paul
16. Awa Abga
17. Lydia Joshua
18. Naomi Bitrus
19. Rahilla Bitrus
20. Falmata Musa
21. Aisha Ezekiel
22. Awu Yerima
23. Mwada Baba
24. Hannatu Ishaku
25. Mwa Daniel
26. Rifkatu Soloman
27. Ruth Kolo
28. Rebecca Joseph
29. Laid Audu
30. Amina Pogu
31. Sarah Nkeki
32. Esther Joshuwa
33. Saraya Yanga
34. Ruth Amos
35. Hauwa Musa
36. Hauwa Ishaya
37. Glory Aji
38. Mary Ali
39. Martha James
40. Luggwa Mutah
41. Lataba Maman
42. Rhoda Peter
43. Deborah Peter
44. Naomi Yaga
45. Ramatu Yaga
46. Lugguwa Samuel
47. Maryamu Lawan
48. Tobita Hellapa (Maryam Lawal)
49. Ruth Ishaku
50. Maryamu Musa
51. Margret Yama
52. Kauna Luka
53. Naomi Luka
54. Naomi Yahona
55. Maimuna Usman
56. Grace Paul
57. Hawa Ntakai
58. Yagana Joshua
59. Comfort Bulus
60. Kwazigu Haman
61. Lydia Habila
62. Solomi Titus
63. Naomi Adamu
64. Liatu Habila
65. Victoria William
66. Ladi Ibrahim
67. Christiana Ali
68. Hanatu Stephen
69. Patina Tabji
70. Martha James
71. Tabita Sila
72. Yana Bukar
73. Abigie Bukar
74. Hadiza Yakubu
75. Naomi Zakariya
76. Maryamu Wari
77. Amina Bulama
78. Asabe Lawan
79. Tabita Pogo
80. Maryamu Balama
81. Naomi Philemon
82. Saratu Ayuba
Some of the faces of the then schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram
In 2014, 200+ schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno

The abduction took place in April 2014 where a total of 224 girls were taken by the group from a boarding school in Chibok, Borno. Some girls managed to escape in the process and others through time, with some now residing in America.

Returning the commanders in exchange for the young women is thought to be a high risk strategy given the potential damage they pose with additional extremists.

Read More: Al-Jazeera: Nigeria finds Chibok girl abducted by Boko Haram

Names of all 21 girls released by Boko Haram in October 2016

1. Maryam Usman
2. Jummai John
3. Blessing Abana
4. Lugwu Sanda
5. Comfort Habila
6. Maryam Basheer
7. Comfort Amos
8. Glory Mainta
9. Saratu Emmanuel
10. Deborah Ja’afaru
11. Rahap Ibrahim
12. Helen Musa
13. MaryamLawal
14. Rebecca Ibrahim
15. Asabe Goni
16. Deborah Andraus
17. Agnes Gabani
18. Saratu Marcus
19. Glory Damma
20. Binda Nuhu
21. Rebecca Malo

Sources: Vanguard and Sahara Reporters

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