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On the night of April 14-15, 2014 (two years ago), 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, in Borno State, Nigeria. Since then, 57 of the girls have escaped but there are still 216 girls in captivity. According to some figures, since 2009, northeastern Nigeria has seen over 20,000 dead and 2.6 million people homeless due to the insurgency of the militant group Boko Haram. Meanwhile, in 2015 Nigerians voted Goodluck Jonathan out of office, voting in Muhammadu Buhari. At his inauguration, President Buhari stated that they cannot c
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