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13/10/2016 9:38 PM AEDT | Updated 14/10/2016 2:01 AM AEDT

Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Girls Kidnapped From School In 2014: Report

The girls have been held hostage for more than two years.

ABUJA (Reuters) - Twenty-one of the more than 200 girls kidnapped over two years ago in a raid on their school in Chibok town by Boko Haram militants have been released, the BBC reported on Thursday citing a government official.

Two spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari told Reuters they were unaware of the report. Military spokesmen have not responded to phone calls or text messages.