Reports state that the girls were discovered near the Cameron border and that their release has cultivated hope in the families of the remaining captives.
“Our hopes and expectations are high as we look forward to this news being true and confirmed,” said Sesugh Akume of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.
“The release comes seven months after 21 of the captives were turned loose following negotiations with Boko Haram.
The Nigerian government denied paying a ransom in the October release, and insisted no imprisoned Boko Haram fighters were turned loose.
Most of the girls kidnapped by the Islamic extremists were Christian, and their captors reportedly forced the girls to marry their members and bear their children.”