It was one of the bleakest stories of the last five years.
In Nigeria, Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from a school in the town of Chibok, promising to sell them into slavery (or worse).
Emotional pleas to find them followed.
Other countries pledged time and resources to help.
The story was shared around the world, but for nothing . . . until now.
Last week, 82 of the missing schoolgirls were finally freed.
They join 21 who were released in October as well as a tiny handful who managed to escape.
While not the first, this is by far the largest release of the Chibok victims yet.
In return, the Nigerian government handed over five Boko Haram commanders, a steep but worthwhile price for the teenagers’ safety.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.