Reports say twenty-one of the 217 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014, have been released to the Nigerian government early Thursday.
It was gathered that the girls were picked up by a military helicopter from Banki area of Borno state where Boko Haram militants dropped them off earlier today.
Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with the released Chibok girls at a medical facility of the Department of State Security same day. The VP was accompanied by his wife, Dolapo Osinbajo and SSS officials.
A report in Saharareporters claims the Chibok girls were released by Boko haram after intense negotiation led by the DSS.
One of the girls has a child, a DSS source said the child does not belong to Boko Haram fighters, the mother was already pregnant when she was kidnapped in 2014.
Some of the girls released were identified as follow;
1. Deborah Ja’afaru
2. Maryam Lawan
3. Jummai John
4. Maryam Basheer
5. Comfort Amos