On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram extremists. Since then, a number of the girls have either been rescued by the Nigerian Army or freed by the extremist terrorist organization. 112 students remain missing though, and Yana Galang, the mother of one of the girls who has been missing since 2014 remains hopeful of someday seeing her daughter again.
Nigeria's army releases nearly 1,000 inmates that it had detained for up to four years after clearing them of having links to the Boko Haram jihadist group. A total of 983 people incarcerated in a military facility in the northeast city of Maiduguri were handed over to civilian officials for "rehabilitation and integration".