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82 kidnapped chibok school girls released in exchange for Boko Haram prisoners

Another 82 among the kidnapped Chibok school girls have been released.

According to the Presidency, security agencies secured the release of the girls in exchange for some Boko Haram prisoners.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, GARBA SHEHU who disclosed this in a statement last night said President MUHAMMADU BUHARI was scheduled to formally receive the freed girls in Abuja today.

He said 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 would 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.

While confirming the release of the girls, the Chairman of the Chibok Community in Abuja, TSANA ABANA, said they would be moved to Maiduguri today.

On the night of April 14, 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok. Fifty-seven of the schoolgirls managed to escape over the next few months.

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