The Federal Government has confirmed that 21 girls were on Thursday released out of the Boko Haram abducted Chibok schoolgirls. The Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu said this in series of tweets, where he also stated that Red Cross brokered the negotiation leading to their release.
"It is confirmed that 21 of the missing Chibok Girls have been released and are in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. The names of the released girls follows shortly. Malam 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 VP."
He tweeted more details about the release of 21 Chibok girls from captivity, saying negotiations were brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Swiss government.
"The release of the girls, in a limited number is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government. The negotiations will continue."