Chibok Girls
The Federal Government has confirmed the release of about 21 girls out of the over 200 that were kidnapped in the town of Chibok in Borno state, far NorthEastern Nigeria, over two years ago.

This is contained in a social media post from the handle of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

In the post on Thursday morning, Mallam Shehu said: “It is confirmed that 21 of the missing Chibok Girls have been released and are in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

He further stated that the Director-General of the DSS, Mallam Lawal Daura, who wants the girls to have some rest, (with all of them very tired coming out of the process) before he hands them over to the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has briefed President Muhammadu Buhari of the development.

According to Mallam Shehu, the release of the girls, in a limited number is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the sect, brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government. “The negotiations will continue,” he added.

The President’s media aide further said that the President welcomes the release of the girls but cautioned Nigerians to be mindful of the fact that more than 30,000 fellow citizens were killed via terrorism.


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