The 82 Chibok girls freed by the Boko Haram insurgent group on Saturday have arrived Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential villa.
Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this on his Twitter handle.
He said the girls were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday by Abba Kari, the chief of staff to the president.
“82 Chibok girls now in Abuja. Received on behalf of the President at the airport by Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari. Congrats Nigeria,” Adesina wrote.
82 Chibok girls now in Abuja. Received on behalf of the President at the airport by Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari. Congrats Nigeria.— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) May 7, 2017
The girls, who regained their freedom on Saturday from Boko Haram captivity, would be meeting President Buhari at about 4.00pm, NAN reports.
The 82 girls were released to international negotiators who have been working in collaboration with the federal government for their safe return since they were kidnapped in April 2014.
Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson, on Saturday confirmed that the girls were released by their captors in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the federal government.