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The names of the 21 Chibok girls released

The release of the girls is coming after two & half years after their abduction in Chibok Borno state.

Some of the 21 freed Chibok girls are received at the Nigerian Vice President's office in Abuja on October 13, 2016. Picture: AFP

LAGOS - The names of the 21 Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram on Thursday have been released.

The names, which were not made public immediately following their release, was later made public by the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria.

The release of the 21 girls comes two-and-a-half years after their abduction from a secondary school in Chibok, in the state of Borno.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife visited the girls at a security hospital in Abuja where they have been recuperating.

The first or last names of the girls seem to also justify another long held assumption that most of the girls abducted were Christians.