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82 More Chibok Girls Released ‘In Exchange For Some Boko Haram Suspects’ – Presidency

By on May 7, 2017 0 19 Views

Nigeria’s Presidency has confirmed the release of 82 Chibok School girls held in captivity by Boko Haram.

A statement by Garba Shehu, media assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari said Saturday night said ,“After lengthy negotiations, our security agencies have taken back these girls, in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities.

“The released #ChibokGirls are due to arrive in Abuja tomorrow Sunday May 7, and will be received by the President.”

The statement by Shehu reads thus in full: “President Muhammadu Buhari is pleased to announce that negotiations to release more of the#ChibokGirls have yielded results.

“Today, 82 more #ChibokGirls was released.

“After lengthy negotiations,our security agencies have taken back these girls, in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities.

“The released #ChibokGirls are due to arrive in Abuja tomorrow Sunday May 7, and will be received by the President.

“President Muhammadu Buhari expresses his deep gratitude to all who played a part in ensuring the success of this operation, as follows: Security agencies, the military, the Government of Switzerland, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and local and international NGOs.

“The President has repeatedly expressed his total commitment towards ensuring the safe return of the #ChibokGirls, and all other Boko Haram captives.

“The President has received detailed briefings from the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) at every stage of the negotiations/operation.”

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