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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Breaking News: 21 Chibok Girls Released

Boko Haram militants handed over 21 missing Chibok schoolgirls to the Nigerian government Thursday morning, according to a source with direct knowledge of the release.

The girls, who have not been named, remain in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the source said.

The girls were released to the Nigerian military Thursday morning in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria.
The Nigerian government confirmed the release in a series of tweets.
Mallam Garba Shehu, spokesman for the Nigerian President, said the girls are in the custody of the Directorate of Social Services.

The head of Social Services has briefed the government, Shehu tweeted, and has said that the girls need to rest "with all of them very tired coming out of the process before he hands them over to the Vice President."

The release of the Chibok girls is the outcome of the negotiations between the federal government and the Boko Haram terrorists brokered by the international red cross and the Swiss government...federal government promise to continue the negotiations.