The Defence Headquarters has said the military was not involved in the negotiations leading to the release of 101 girls out of the 110 girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Dapchi, Yobe state.
Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen John Agim said in a text message that the Department of State Services, (DSS) , led the negotiations for the release of the girls.
Following series of enquiries from the Defence Headquarters on the role of the military regarding the release of the girls in the early hours of Wednesday, Brig. Gen Agim responded via a text message saying “the girls were released through negotiations led by the Department of State Services (DSS)”
No fewer than 110 girls were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from their school in Dapchi on February 19, bringing back to memory an earlier incident in April 2014 at a school in Chibok where the terrorists trucked away over 200 school girls.
The abductors returned 105 of the girls to Dapchi Wednesday morning, while scores of the Chibok girls remain in captivity, the Nigerian government said.