Update; 21 Kidnapped Chibok Girls Freed ~ Presidency
The presidency has confirmed the release of the Chibok girls. The SSA, Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu make this known on his twitter handle this morning. He said the released of the girls follow the negotiations that have been on going and facilitated by the International Red Cross and the Swiss Government.
“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. The Director-General, Malam LAWAL Daura just finished briefing the President H.E Muhammadu Buhari.”
“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 negotiations will continue 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.”
“Malam LAWAL 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 VP. The names of the released girls follow shortly”.