Rep. Bass Statement On The Recent Release Of 21 Schoolgirls From Chibok, Nigeria

Rep. Bass Statement on the Recent Release of 21 Schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria

US Congressmember Karen Bass

Congressmember Karen Bass (CA–37), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, on the release of 21 schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria at the hands of Boko Haram terrorists:“The release of 21 Chibok young women from the grips of the terrorist group Boko Haram into the custody of the state services department is bittersweet news. The negotiations – brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government – have resulted in the greatest breakthrough since the beginning of this ordeal. However, I join the rest of my colleagues in wanting to see the release of the remaining 197 …

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