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FG frees captured Boko Haram terrorists in exchange for 82 Chibok girls

By Ismaila Chafe on 07/05/2017

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•Some of the abducted Chibok girls with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.
•Some of the abducted Chibok girls with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

Nigeria’s Presidency on Saturday confirmed the release of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls after three years in  captivity and also revealed how their  freedom was negotiated.

Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said the girls were released by their captors in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the Federal Government.

In a post on his Facebook page on Saturday, he conveyed President Buhari’s happiness over the successful negotiations leading to the release of the affected girls.

President Buhari, he said, also commended the nation’s security agencies for their efforts in ensuring the release of the girls.

According to him, the president will be receiving the rescued girls in Abuja on Sunday.

This will come after their reception in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

“President Buhari is pleased to announce that negotiations to release more of the Chibok Girls have borne fruit with the release of 82 more girls today after months of patient negotiations.

Our security agencies have taken back these abducted girls in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities.

“The girls are due tomorrow in Abuja to be received by the President. The president expressed his deep gratitude to security agencies, the military, the government of Switzerland, the Red Cross, local and international NGOs for the success of the operation.

“It may be recalled when the first batch of 21 girls were released in October 2016, the president directed the security agencies to continue in earnest until all the Chibok girls have been released and reunited with their families.

“The president has been receiving full reports from the Director-General of the Department of State Services at each stage of the operation.”

•Text courtesy of NAN.

Source News Express

Posted 07/05/2017 05:12:23 AM

 

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