Deadly Islamic sect, Boko Haram has released 21 out of the 218 kidnapped Chibok school girls on Thursday, October 13, 2016.
In a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, he revealed the release of the girls was the result of the negotiations between the government and the Boko Haram sect brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.
According to the statement, in part; “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.
“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”, he said.
First photos of the released Chibok girls;