‘How we swapped Boko Haram fighters for 82 Chibok girls’ – Presidency

by Azeez Adeniyi

The Presidency on Saturday confirmed that the 82 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram were swapped for some arrested commanders of the sect.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday night.

The statement read, “The President is pleased to announce that negotiations to release more of the Chibok Girls have born fruit with the release of 82 more girls today.

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“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 (Sunday) 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 this operation.

“It may be recalled that when the first batch of 21 Girls were released in October last year, 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 State Security Services at each stage of the process.”

Over 200 school girls were abducted by the sect in April 2014.

One comment

  1. Ok.that is cheering news. However, what will become of the boko haram commanders? They will regroup & continue their heinous activities. “Somethings jst aint right”

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