By Our Reporter
The Boko Haram insurgents, Thursday morning, released 21 out of the 276 missing Chibok schoolgirls to the Nigerian government.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, confirmed the release of the girls and said they were in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Shehu explained that the release of the girls in a limited number was the outcome of negotiations between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram.
He added that the talks were brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.
Shehu affirmed, “The 21 girls are currently in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). They would soon be handed over to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo by the DSS.
“The release of the girls, in a limited number, is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and Boko Haram, brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government. The negotiations will continue.”
The terrorists abducted the 276 girls at a school in Chibok in northern Nigeria in April 2014.