Boko haram releases 21 kidnapped Chibok girls

According to a BBC report, 21 out  the kidnapped Chibok girls were released in the early hours of Thursday, October 13.

chibok girls

So True recalled that more than 200 girls were abducted from their schools in Borno state in 2014 by the insurgents and while some of them have reportedly died, the rest have been held by the dreaded group.

A government source who spoke to BBC Africa revealed that the terrorists dropped the girls in the Banki area of Borno state where they were subsequently picked up by a military helicopter.
Some of the mothers of the abducted girls have called on President Buhari to help locate their children.

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity,  confirmed the release of the girls,  adding that  they have been handed over to the Department of State Service.

The release of the girls comes a few months after the group called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to release its fighters in exchange for the girls.

The identity of the released girls cannot be ascertained yet, while it is also not clear if Boko Haram fighters arrested by security operatives were exchanged for the girls.

This is coming a day after the group carried out a deadly attack through a car bomb in Maiduguri, Borno state, killing eight people.

Some Nigerians have reacted to the release of the girls with some wondering if Boko Haram terrorists were exchanged for the girls.


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