Major Victory For APC As Buhari Finally Rescues Chibok Girls Alive

By Post Nigeria October 13, 2016 10:56

Major Victory For APC As Buhari Finally Rescues Chibok Girls Alive

Twenty one of the Chibok schoolgirls, kidnapped by the dredged Boko Haram sect, have been freed, a Senior Nigerian Government Official has told the BBC.

It was learnt that they are now with the Security Service in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

However, it is not yet clear how the girls were rescued.

Recall, that Boko Haram had kidnapped more than 250 students from a school in Chibok, in April 2014, an act that provoked major international condemnation.

The Presidency has also confirmed the release of the 21 girls, by Boko Haram.

This was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, and made available to Post-Nigeria.

The statement reads: “It is confirmed that 21 of the missing Chibok Girls have been released, and are in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.

“The Director-General, Malam Lawal Daura, just finished briefing the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

“The release of the girls, in a limited number is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram, brokered by the International Red Cross, and the Swiss government. The negotiations 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.

“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. The President takes off shortly on a trip to Germany for a state visit.

“The names of the released girls follows shortly.”