October 2016: Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.
1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger
- Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls
- On Oct. 13, 2016, Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group in Nigeria, releases 21 of the 276 girls who were kidnapped in April 2014. This is the first mass release of the girls. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Swiss government helped bring the deal about after a series of negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government. The return of the girls occurs around dawn in the town of Banki, near Cameroon.
- Photo source: Sunday Aghaeze/Nigeria State House via AP, FILE