21 Freed Chibok Girls Swapped With Four High Profile Boko Haram Militants and of the 18 of the 21 freed Chibok girls are nursing mothers.
The Chibok girls are now on their way to Abuja by air, they left Nigeria Airforce base in Maiduguri for Abuja at 9:15 am Nigeria time.
The Presidency has officially confirmed that 21 of the missing Chibok Girls have been released and are in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS),
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.
Shehu stated that the Director-General, Malam Lawal Daura just finished briefing the President Muhammadu Buhari on the development this morning.
According to Shehu, “The release of the girls, in a limited number is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.”
The presidential aide said the negotiations would continue.
He said Buhari 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.
He said the DSS boss wanted 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.”
Shehu also stated: “The President takes off shortly on a trip to Germany for a state visit.
“The names of the released girls follows shortly .”