Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement last Thursday that the government is in talks to release the remaining captive Chibok girls.
Last Friday was the third anniversary of the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, one of the most infamous of Boko Haram’s insurgency.
While some girls have been released and others have escaped or been rescued, 195 of the girls are believed to remain in captivity.
While the Chibok girls are the most high-profile case, Boko Haram has kidnapped thousands of adults and children and aid organizations say that many those cases are neglected.
UNICEF said on Wednesday that the use of kidnapped children as suicide bombers by Boko Haram has surged this year.