What to know: Nigerian schoolgirl kidnappings

Published: May 07 2014 04:15:42 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 07 2014 11:15:43 AM EDT

On Monday, 63 women and girls who kidnapped by Boko Haram from the northern Borno state on June 18 escaped their captors. Boko Haram is still believed to be holding more than 200 schoolgirls hostage. Learn more about this shocking situation and the group behind it.

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On July 7, 63 women and girls who kidnapped by Boko Haram from the northern Borno state on June 18 escaped their captors. Boko Haram is still believed to be holding more than 200 schoolgirls hostage. Learn more about this shocking situation and the group behind it.

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