Ending years of anxiety, one overjoyed mother and father have been reunited with their daughter after losing sight of her during an attack by Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria. The Red Cross is working on many more open cases.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but many have blamed Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Their vicious campaign to carve out a caliphate has killed thousands and displaced millions.
The decision to continue the reunions was among the agreements reached between the North and the South at their landmark summit in April. Some 100 people will be allowed to participate.
People in two of northeastern Nigeria’s six states say militants with ties to Boko Haram are still in control of areas despite the federal government’s unwavering stance that it has defeated the Jihadist militant group.
More than 1,000 people held captive by the militant group Boko Haram have been freed, according to Nigeria's military. Most were women and children, although some men who were forced to be fighters were also rescued.
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