What to know: Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings

Published: May 07 2014 04:15:42 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 20 2014 10:40:19 AM EDT

On Thursday, the Nigerian government announced a ceasefire agreement that included the release of more than 200 of kidnapped girls. But Boko Haram has remained silent since that announcement -- and continued attacking towns over the weekend. Learn more about this shocking situation and the group behind it.

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On Thursday, the Nigerian government announced a ceasefire agreement that included the release of more than 200 of kidnapped girls. But Boko Haram has remained silent since that announcement -- and continued attacking towns over the weekend. Learn more about this shocking situation and the group behind it.

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