A screengrab taken on July 13, 2014 from...A screengrab taken on July 13, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau (C). The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists, Abubakar Shekau, has voiced support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS) militant group, which has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria, in a new video seen on July 13. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHO/AFP/Getty Images

ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram have released 21 of the schoolgirls abducted in 2014, official says.

“It’s true. [The] ministry of information will release a statement on the issue later,” an unnamed Nigerian government official in the office of President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying by AFP on Thursday.

The Bring Back Our Girls organisation said in a statement that the identity of the girls had not yet been confirmed.

“We cannot confirm anything yet,” said Aisha Yesufu, the campaign’s leader.

A local said the girls were exchanged for four Boko Haram terrorists that were captured.

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Ths is a great news, even if it’s only 10% of the girls. I think the remaining ones are used as human shields and there are fears that, if the government goes in to finish the Bokos, these children might be assassinated.

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