Twenty-one missing Chibok schoolgirls released

FILE PHOTO: A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.  A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM 
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FILE PHOTO: A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Twenty-one of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released.

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the girls were in the custody of the State Security Service, SSS.

“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,” he tweeted Thursday.

The extremist militant group kidnapped nearly 300 female students from a secondary school in Chibok on April 14, 2014, provoking international outrage.

More than 50 managed to escape on the day they were captured.

Since then, there has only been one confirmed release since then. In May, 19-year-old Amina Nkeki was found carrying by the Civilian JTF.


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  • Timothy Shola

    Chibok girls release, a good beginning to greater things to happen under this administration.

  • Otile

    Illah Illah Illala Muhammadu Rasullah. Politics at its cunniest, so our Imam Mohammadu will be releasing these hapless girls piecemeal until his time is up so that people will see him as doing something good.

    • Bash

      Otile you need to repent as the good Christian you claim to be

      • share Idea

        It is you that needs to repent. The script is gradually unfolding. Raid judges houses to divert attention and then release some. They tried releasing sometime ago, and more questions were asked. Thus, they stopped and have started a different script. Nigeria we hail thee.

        Patience Jonathan, said there is Godooo, and the gullible thought she was joking. The mastermind of these deadly script are revealing they plot.

    • Pat

      The good thing is that Buhari administration is not using Chibok girls issue to steal the public funds unlike their predecessors.

  • Rote

    This is good news. Let us pray for the release of the others also and let our security agencies put their houses in order. Militants picking school children and teachers for ransom in Lagos is a national embarrassment!

  • Bash

    Good news indeed in a long while. Let it the beginning of many more to come… those who are helping should help more and those who are praying should pray more and wailers should wail less!

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  • dudu

    Alhamdulillah. I pray the other Chibok girls are released soonest insha Allah. I salute PMB and the patriotic members of the Nigerian Army. For those soldiers who lost their lives and paid the supreme price in fighting this monstrous boko haram insurgency, may Allah (SWT) grant them Al-jannah firdaous, may He grant their families comfort and ease their pains, amin.

  • B. Messi

    Good news if true.
    But all sane minds can’t help but wonder why the ‘abductors’ ONLY seem to release the girls when Buhari travels out?

    • Bash

      does it matter?

      • B. Messi

        Yes..to prevent a re occurrence.

  • B. Messi

    I can’t help but wonder if TundeMESS is Sunni or Shia.

  • Eugene Stephen

    While one may be tempted to ask how or on what condition were they released, which I personally believe is important. It is a welcome development and should be celebrated. I pray for the safe return of the remaining gilrs.

  • Austin Uduogu

    Now you can remind Governor Fayose that Nigerian girls, real human beings, were indeed taken captive by the Boko Haram

  • sir Oscie

    My Prayers for the release of the remaining Chibok Girls still in captivity and an end to the Islamic sect activities in Nigeria.