Boko Haram frees 21 kidnapped Chibok girls

The presidency has announced that 21 of the missing Chibok Girls have been released and are in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
 
The confirmation of the release of the girls from the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorist group came shortly after the Director-General, Malam Lawal Daura, finished briefing the President Nuhammmadu Buhari at the State House,
Abuja, this morning.  
 
A statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said "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 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".
 
‎The girls were kidnapped by the terror group in April 14, 2014, and had demanded the release of the detained fighters in exchange for the freedom of the girls.

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