Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said more of the abducted Chibok girls will return home.
Osinbajo made the disclosure while addressing State House correspondents shortly after a closed-door meeting with the girls.
He expressed optimism that, in the next “few days and months, we will be bringing in more of these girls, using exactly the same kind of negotiation and the same template that we used.”
The Vice president also said that the negotiation was brokered by the Swiss government and Nigeria’s intelligence and security agencies.
“The Swiss government worked with us in the process of negotiation, but the Red Cross is not involved in the negotiation but in taking the girls back. Of course, we worked with the Red Cross because we were unable to take our own medical team. It was the Swiss government, our own officials, the DSS, intelligence and the military that were involved”.
Osinbajo also revealed that only one of the released girls had a baby.
“One of the 21 girls has a baby. She is the only one,” he said.
Osinbajo said all the 21 were in good health and would see their parents on Friday.
The vice president insisted the girls were not swapped but released.
“There was no swap of any kind. When we started negotiations, we said we would consider all options available to us. Absolutely, there was no exchange of any kind,” he said.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.
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