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  אייר 29, 5774 , 29/05/14

4 Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Escape

Four of the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists last month have escaped their captors, the education commissioner for Nigeria's Borno state said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. 219 girls remain missing.

The girls were taking exams at a secondary school in the remote northeastern village of Chibok on April 14 when the Islamist gunmen surrounded it, loaded 276 of them onto trucks and carted them off, according to official figures.

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