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Thursday, October 13, 2016

21 Chibok girls regain freedom says FG

The Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria, Thursday afternoon confirmed the release of 21 Chibok girls from the hands of Boko Haram sect, dominant in the North Eastern Nigeria, report ITRealms.

Confirming this to ITRealms, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Malam Garba Shehu, said that the released Chibok girls are in the custody of the Department of State Services, (DSS).

According to him, the Director-General, Malam Lawal Daura just finished briefing the President Muhammadu Buhari, shortly before he took off to Germany on a three-day visit.

He also said that the release of the girls, in a limited number was the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government, which 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,” Buhari was quoted as saying.

Shehu further said that 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, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Chuks Egbune/GEE 
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