Update on Chibok School Girls: FG Confirms Release of 21, says Negotiation Continues for Others

Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, has confirmed the release of 21 shool girls, among over 200 kidnapped by the Boko Haram in 2014.
He said the negotiation that led to the release of 21 Chibok school girls was brokered by the Red Cross and the Swiss government.
The girls were freed Thursday morning in exchange for some Boko Haram members, who been in detention in Nigerian Prisons.
Shehu said the girls were in the custody of the Department of State Security Service.
“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 tweeted Thursday.
“The release of the girls, in a limited number is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government,” the statement said.
He said the talks will continue for the release of the remaining ones.

Author: News Editor

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