Boko Haram releases 21 Chibok Girls
Terrorist group, Boko Haram has reportedly released about twenty-one of the abducted Chibok school girls to the Nigerian Government.
Recall that the Islamic sect had in 2014 abducted over 200 girls from their dormitory in government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State.
According to Sahara Reporters, the girls were picked up by military helicopter from Banki area of the state where the terrorist group dropped them off earlier today.
The presidency has said that the names of the released girls would be released to the public soon.
President Buhari shortly before taking off to Germany for his official visit welcome 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.
Garba Shehu, senior aide to President Buhari said: “The Director-General, Malam LAWAL Daura has briefed 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 terrorists”, he said on his twitter timeline.
“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 Vice president.
A senior government official in Nigeria has told the BBC that 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants are currently with security services in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
Boko Haram speaks
Meanwhile, the Nigeria government also confirmed the release of the 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants but yet to give details about the release formality.
Garba Shehu, Buhari’s senior aide only quoted DSS DG, Daura as saying that the girl are tired and needs some rest.
The DSS Boss, Malam Lawal Daura also 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, Yemi Osinbajo
The President welcomed 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.
Former Minister of Education and foremost campaigner of the BringBackOurGirls group, Oby Ezekwesili has poured out emotions towards the release of 21 Chiboks girls by Boko Haram militants
Mrs. Ezekwesili on her social media account said: “As WE @BBOG_Nigeria wait for FG and #ChibokParents identification of OUR 21 #ChibokGirls, THANK YOU, LORD. THANK YOU, @MBuhari .Thank you.
“I can only weep, right now. You know that kind of cry that is a mix of multiple emotions. Lord. Some of OUR Girls ARE BACK!!! B. A. C. K.!!”
“It is 4am in California and I can no longer sleep. Join me in singing the words of Psalm 126… “When the Lord turned again the CAPTIVITY…”