Nigeria denies swapping Boko Haram insurgents for 21 Chibok girls

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied that the federal government swapped some Boko Haram prisoners for the 21 Chibok girls released by the terrorist group early Thursday morning.

Addressing a press conference on the release of the abducted girls, Mr. Mohammed said the girls were released following credible information from trusted negotiators among the leadership of Boko Haram.

He said the president, Muhammadu Buhari, gave directives to officials of the State Security Service after it was certain that the release of the girls was possible, based on the information provided.

“The moment we had a credible lead, we built confidence on our sources and the president gave authorities to the SSS to pursue the release if the girls.

“As soon as the necessary confidence was built on both sides, the parties agreed on the date and the location of the release of the 21 girls. Please note that this is not a swap. It is a release, the
product of painstaking negotiations and trust on both sides.

“As soon as agreements were reached; the parties decided on a place of exchange and the girls were released.

“They were immediately flown to Kaduna state where they are expected shortly; this afternoon to Abuja”, said Mr. Mohammed.

He said government had put in place medical, psychological and trauma experts, as well as social workers to help attend to the health needs of the girls upon their return to Abuja.

Chibok girls being accompanied by soldiers after their release Photo Credit: CNN
Chibok girls being accompanied by soldiers after their release

Photo Credit: CNN

Mr. Mohammed said the girls were released by 5:30 amon Thursday.

But officials briefed about the deal had told PREMIUM TIMES that the girls were swapped for four Boko Haram insurgents. Names of the militants were not released.

Boko Haram demanded the release of its members held by the government, as condition for freeing the girls.

The officials told PREMIUM TIMES that the exchange took place Wednesday night when Nigerian military officials, alongside personnel of United Nations, Red Cross and National Emergency Management Agency, conveyed four Boko Haram militants by a chopper to Banki, a border town in Bama local government area of Borno State.

There, 21 released girls were picked up. The girls were brought into Maiduguri Air Force base at about 8.30a.m.
A source said at least one of the girls had a baby.

They were immediately flown to Abuja at 9a.m.

Many residents of Maiduguri were woken by the sounds of aircraft hovering in the air Thursday morning.


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  • NinjaK

    Aah Lie Mohammed again?
    Ok o….it was Red Cross that released them for free.
    Yaaaaaaaawwwwwnnnnnnn

    • share Idea

      The Chibok scam is like a hop potato in mouth of this administration. They do not know how to release the girls without exposing their tracks.

      Buhari went to UN asked the international community to intervene and before you say Jack Robinson, BH members released them to Red Cross without any swap of BH members. More dramas APC. Nigeria we hail thee

      • progressive

        Continue ranting bigot , this is a great testimony for Nigerians it shows that buhari really mean business

        • dele20

          To be sincere, PMB is doing great

      • sanetalk

        Is it not sad that some people have decided to remain perpetually in Nairna over an election that is past gone. How can a rational person think that a scheme brokered by Swiis government and the IRC is a scam. You guys should be ready for more heartbreaks as the current government efforts at putting Nigeria back on its feet start to bear fruit

        • share Idea

          Please can you cite any country where Red Cross have been involved is militant dialogue or swap?

          When America and UK, invaded Iraq, we were told that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction but today we all know the truth. This has nothing to with election rather the lies of the principal actors of this government together with US & UK will always expose itself.

          Did it not thank more than 25% for America to openly confess that they instigated Iranian revolution.

          • sanetalk

            Sure, I am always delighted to provide education when requested. One of the cardinal functions of the ICRC is to facilitate negotiations in armed conflicts and when requested by any party in the event of hostage taking. Available records indicate that aside from being involved in the release of its own personnel in Somalia, Yemen and Sudan at different times, it on record as having played major roles in facilitating the release of hostages in Infonesia during the Irian-Maya hostage crisis of 1996. It also mediated the release of hostages by the Colombian FARC group in 2008 as well as the release of 29 Chinese hostages in Sudan in 2012 where it even handled the physical transfer of the hostages from their captors just as it might likely have happened in this BH case. Like I opined earlier, people need to free their minds of all the unwarranted hatred, Nigeria had been badly bled by yesterday’s men so much that she is on oxygen and require a lot of transfusion for revival. Enough of the senseless balderdash that PMB instigated BH, only fools will continue that line given that BH was in existence from OBJ regime, got deadly during Yar Adua and went out of control during GEJ because, as events have proved, it became an ATM for men in his government to run their sleaze.

      • front man

        Nothing like scam here

    • progressive

      I know that people like you don’t want this government to succeed but your evil plot have failed can’t you see that buhari have achieved his aim in securing the releasse of those chibok girls

      • NinjaK

        Swapping 21 girls out of 200 girls is your own definition of “achievement”?
        May you be saved from your gumptional vacuum in due course.

    • front man

      Shut up

  • O F

    Family Accuses Emir of Katsina of Abducting, Forcefully Marrying a
    Christian Minor aged 14. (This Day News Paper,October 13,2016). Have a read.

  • sir Oscie

    nawa oooo…………….we dey watch sha

    • progressive

      There is nothing to watch go and hide your face in shame buhari have achieved his aim

      • sir Oscie

        Shame ??? For what?
        A bomb was detonated in Borno yesterday and lives lost so the Military should do more to wipe the Islamic sect out once and for all.

    • front man

      Okay ooo

  • thusspokez

    Please note that this is not a swap. It is a release,

    obviously, Lai is linguistically confused. What other reason is there then for releasing the boko haram convicts?

    • thewatcher

      Your uncle is confused

      • progressive

        Don’t mind the lunatic

      • front man

        Well said

    • front man

      Ask Google

  • thewatcher

    Must you people politicize and “partisanize” everything…let’s be happy that some of our Chibok Girls are finally home after such a long and sad ordeal

    • progressive

      Don’t mind them this how they are doing their hatred against their own country that is why corruption have destroyed almost out system if not for buhari being the president of this country this could have been worst more than this.

  • thusspokez

    As soon as agreements were reached; the parties decided on a place of exchange and the girls were released.

    Lai denies that it is a swap and yet he uses words like “exchange”. He doesn’t seem to understand that swap and exchange are synonyms.

    • progressive

      I thought you go to school can’t you read what lai Mohammed said he said they never swap any deal with sect before girls were been released

      • thusspokez

        I thought you go to school

        With your sort of grammar, I am glad that I didn’t go to school.

        • progressive

          I know your idiotic who are found of chaning stories will surely be dealt with this government is well informed not like your dumb geJ who told the whole world that stealing is not corruption

          • thusspokez

            I know your idiotic who are found of chaning stories

            Tut tut tut! Give the English language a break, would you? Use your ethnic language instead!

          • sir Oscie

            Insults…….Be civil and use clean words…We are all Nigerians in the forum and need not to trade insults…
            make objective points and don behave like motor park tout that results to insults and fight when faced with superior argument…
            Nigeria belongs to all and everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion.

          • sab

            The same way PMB told Nigerians that Abacha NEVER stole Nigerian money. Yet today, he’s been receiving ABACHA LOOTS being repatriated from foreign countraies

          • sir Oscie

            Guess you sent the message to the wrong person…

          • abodes_124

            Check your English dictionary stealing is not a synonym of corruption. GEJ was right . He was an educated man.

      • front man

        Ignore that guy

        • dele20

          Yes ooooo

    • woman leader1

      Are you sure you can read at all, or is it that you can’t comprehend.

    • front man

      I’m very sure you no understand wetin you read

      • dele20

        He lacks understanding

  • thewatcher

    Chibok Girls have been rescued and the pdpigs are sad

    • woman leader1

      Exactly my point

    • front man

      They shall remain sad till president muhammadu buhari rescue all of them

      • dele20

        The chikbok girls were abducted by BH during the clueless GEJ administration, now let us thank God for PMB

    • abodes_124

      No the pdpigs are happy for the girls and their parents. It is APC hawks who have been dead set against an exchange of terrorists for the girls. Please BBOG , all wailers maintain the pressure

    • dele20

      The enemies of progress are pdpigs

  • Justice

    Before the day ends, those agencies and organisations will deny ever being part of this “huge story”. So BH just agreed to hand over “21 Chibok girls” to you without any deal but only on “building trust”. I did say something is fishy about all this. I will keep my hands crossed and Sidon look for now.

    • thusspokez

      Lai seems to think that swap couldn’t involve “painstaking negotiations”. He sees swap as where people or things are exchanged without any form of negotiation. The man is an illiterate.

  • woman leader1

    The Pdpigs should just accept that they have failed Nigerians.
    The chibok girls have been rescued, and the Pdpigs are looking for what to say.
    Failure is what they are.

    • stackCrawler

      Abi ooo. Losing is their hobby. They will keep on losing

      • woman leader1

        For ever.

  • Burning Spear

    Day never break–oooooh! the Apes in Apc, have already started denying-Fulani Boko Haram fighters were ever freed———Aware-before the day runs out they will tell us it was 1.9m girls that were released to the Sultan of Sokoto and–Bingo Buhari—————–of the Fulani emirate-animals

    • systematic

      people like are suppose to be in grieve by now caus u don’t talk like a human bin

  • Burning Spear

    The same old lies and propaganda from the camp of Bingo Fulani Buhari—ati the Apes in APC———from the south west————This is just one of those fake Press Releases–often issued by certificate less Buhari——and his team of propagandist from the CIA——-Again as a news media-organ———-U do a critical analysis of the news items—by giving out the names of those who were exchanged for the fake Chibok girls—And a brief history of where the Fulani boko Haram fighters—were captured and how long they have been in detention—inside Aso rock—————————-Let us also know if Kabiru Sokoto was among those released by Bingo Buhari?—-As far as we Nigerians are concerned————–the freedom granted these wayo Chibok girls are the usual lies–from the pit of hell—-Often sold to us to raise the hopes of 9jas–over the economic down turn of d country ati the dwindling fortunes of the Fulani Boko haram fighters from Mali in Aso rock——-in term of the fall in oil revenue—-to the leaking pocket of the Fulanis ati Yorubas———Over 300 girls were abducted———–out of which we have only 21–women with kids—–freed——————-while 4 Fulani fighters————–were handed over to the Fulani Jihadist Brigade commanders in Nigerian army Uniform abi?————The entire story does not till date————— make sense—one little bit———————The girls are among the women often kidnapped by Boko haram fighters in Borno state in recent times—–And not the Chibok girls—If actually they were the media would have been allowed to interview them and take pictures of them—Besides, let the Government of Buhari tell us—the name of the Fulani Boko haram fighters—that freed the girls to us–Was it Shekau–or the inlaw to the late leader and founder of Boko haram—–? Which group freed the girls————————-All these are lies and propaganda produced from the pit of hell by the Fulanis and Yoruba government of Bingo Buhari in Aso rock–tribalism again abi-?—Separation is the answer—not these lies again———by the Apes in APC via Liar Mohamed——————–animals

    • front man

      Haters like you will never appreciate the work of this present administration

      • stackCrawler

        Abi ooo. Don’t mind them

    • LagosBoy

      How much were you paid only to come here and write a story on a post where its intended for comments. Take a look at what you wrote and it shows you are one of those privileged hoodlums sleeping under the bridge with an ability to write and paid by the PDP led fools just wanting to undermine this government with their lies. Look at you, You are a shame to your generations.

      • systematic

        very good reply

    • Simeon Nigel

      Burning Spear, your comment is supported by me 100% and as the only right solution to Nigeria many sicks problems right now as they are unsolvable and becoming too complex for none-produced certificate by Preisdent Buhari and his bands of extremists Islamic haters and killers these days in 9jas, so one and only solution right now without delays is separation is the best answer —-BAM; that is it and rightly so. Have my vote for you as the right thoughtful leader, and you are the one to my heart and good one and right comment and I do hope President Buhari should read this if he is not a ‘Bingo Boko Haram fulanis patron’ in Aso Rock. Good!!! one my brother. Pls, do have my credo!!

  • front man

    Kudos to Alh lai Muhammad for updating Nigerians on the chibok Girls
    God bless Nigeria

    • dele20

      Amen

      • stackCrawler

        Nasooo

    • dele20

      HMIC is blessed

      • stackCrawler

        All the way

    • stackCrawler

      Big kudos to him

  • systematic

    burning spear your name resemble u bingo animal

    • Burning Spear

      Are these not the same propagandist-Hail Hitlers ati trolles————-who lied to us that Shekau was injured in a fight with Bingo Buhari–somewhere in Mali–just months ago?——–Did Shekau the leader of boko haram not show up some few days later looking hail and hearty in Aso Rock with Aisha Buhari of the Halliburton????????????——————-Let Buhari tell us whioch of the factions of Boko haram released the girls—–Shekau or who————————Is that too much a question to ask——————————-?

    • stackCrawler

      He is dumb

  • Owoeye Gbenga

    Why Liar Mohammed can’t keep quiet? He has spoilt every work this govt has done in the exchange of brutal group for the Chibokgirls. Why is he contradicting what the international report has said? Something is fishing in this report. I never believe this is happening because Liar Mohammed has made me to doubt the genuineness of the release of the girls. He could have kept quiet instead of bringing out another story. Must he talk? The deadly group has given the Nigeria Govt condition of releasing the girl which the govt agreed on even Buhari said it during his visit to USA that he will involve the international mediators/negotiator in swapping some of the deadly group for the Chibok girls. So,that was exactly what the govt did. Why Liar Mohammed shamelessly refuted it? This man lie too much abeg. He is not worthy to be a minister at all. Why will you use your lie to spoil the effort of this govt? It could have been better for you to just keep quiet and thank God for their release instead of coming out to lie to Nigerians again. Meanwhile, the North were the one who arranged for the kidnapped of the girls just to remove Jonathan from power and install Northern extraction in power. So, let them do the needful to rescue the girls. Even if they fail to rescue the girls that is their cup of tea. I remember when they wanted to use Sharia palaver to scatter Obasanjo regime when they were cutting off their people’s hands and legs, Obasanjo said something that interest me,he said they should continue their Sharia whatever but they should not turn it to political sharia,he said after all it is their hands and legs they are cutting not his own or Yoruba hands or Igbo hands. Nobody appease them when they stopped. The same thing happened when the North saw that Jonathan is going to rule Nigeria they quickly arranged/formed Boko Haram to scuttle the govt so that everything will scatter before he assumed power. The initial plan is to be killing Christians and non-Nothern muslim extraction to create problem for Jonathan which they did successfully. They used the Boko Haram to win back power to the North so they are facing the consequence of what they have done. No pity for them at all. They have exchanged their people for getting power and which they successfully achieved

    • stackCrawler

      What are you saying?

  • Burning Spear

    Are these not the same propagandist-Hail Hitlers ati paid trolles——-of the Apes in APC——who lied to us that Shekau was injured in a fight with Bingo Buhari–somewhere in Mali–just months ago?——–Did Shekau the leader of boko haram not show up some few days later looking hail and hearty in Aso Rock with Aisha Buhari of the Halliburton in the Fulani Emirate in Sokoto????????????——————-Let Buhari tell us which of the Boko Haram factions released the fake Chibok girls–Was it the—Shekau group or who———–in Boko haram——————–Is that too much a question to ask——–folks——–?–

    • stackCrawler

      What are you saying

      • tuby NY

        What’s wrong with U @stackCrawler too for even bother asking huh.. Does every writeup need a respond?

    • Burbank

      My favourite bigot – the burnt spoon – is here!

      The Chibok girls are fake, just like the Sheakau’s claim that he is the next Pope in the Vatican.

  • abodes_124

    Sigh . Lai just lies as a reflex when there is absolutely no need for it.

    • bootypoppin

      Yes he lies i guess. But what is true is 21 girls have been freed. That one is a comforting fact. And am pretty sure their parents dont care if lai is lying or singing or dancing.

    • Burbank

      And the BBC, CNN, Times of India, China Daily also lied about the girls release !

  • LagosBoy

    What it took the PDP Led Jonathan Administration all their tenure
    and nothing to show for it, In just one Year he has delivered on his
    mandate and we can clearly see this country is moving forward in the
    right direction.

    Well done PMB and the cabinet of this wonderful Government

    Well done all that has been part of this great success.

    We will continue to stand by you and always.

    God bless Nigeria and God bless us all.

    • Burbank

      Amen

    • abodes_124

      Jonathan as usual has to be dragged into this by the zombies. {apologies to Fela]

  • Solomon Brown

    So we would like to know the terms that led to their release, did the boko haram terrorists just have a change of heart and decide to release the girls? Lie Mohammed should at least clarify, how they reached a deal.

    • bootypoppin

      21 girls were rescued without bloodshed. 21 families now have hope. But what you are concerned about is Lai Mohammed? You are not rejoicing for even a second. Your first line is..we should know the terms and conditions… Would you have prefered to be in the room while FG, Swiss and BH were negotiating? Ohhh wait would you be happier if u FG, Swiss and BH asked you for your opinion before they went forward with the deal?

      • Solomon Brown

        Wait a minute, I had no stake in their captivity and about their freedom, I really don’t have to come on here to show you or anybody my emotions. I don’t owe anybody that. They are conflicting reports about the deal reached to secure their release, so as a Nigerian I deserve to know what that deal was. So don’t come at me with that tone.

        • Burbank

          “as a Nigerian I deserve to know what that deal was.”

          You can get the info from Sahara Reporters, Punch, Premium, Vanguard, Thisday etc.
          Otherwise, national interest overide your interest.

          • Solomon Brown

            BUZZ OFF.

        • bootypoppin

          Ok. Sir.

  • Kayode Ilumade

    @Asteroid19:disqus

    NIGERIANS SHOULD PRAISE SWISS GOVERNMENT and the Red Cross as the two key entities

    which acted as trusted mediators and made the release of the 21 Chibok girls possible today.

    Without Switzerland and the Red Cross, Boko Haram leaders will never negotiate with BUHARI.

    • stackCrawler

      We thank God for the successful release of the girls

    • bootypoppin

      Yes after praising Swiss or Red cross you should also praise the Nigerian government for doing its part by cooperating, building confidence and keeping to their own part of the deal. Swiss govt and red cross have bn in Maiduguri since BH menace started. The only different variable in this picture is a different administration. I think we should appreciate our country too

      • Burbank

        Bravo

    • Burbank

      You should try to get the Swiss and the Red Cross to negotiate for Nnamdi Kanu’s release, NOW.

  • stackCrawler

    Thank you HMIC. We support you sir

  • stackCrawler

    Great one coming from HMIC

  • Simeon Nigel

    It is clearly obvious that President Muhammadu Buhari has taken Nigerians for a big joke and for a big fools. Because, he knew very well before then, in the past, about Boko Haram sects long time ever before he became today’s Nigerian President through an election which definitely revealed out a “dirtiest and vicious lining” scheme which had been adopted by President M.Buhari and the Borno state Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shetima, who has been the main arrow head of operations of these killers and the most evil satanic Boko Haram sects during the last former President Jonathan Goodluck, who was deeply deceived by most of Northern PDP party top officials pretending to be with Joe in his regime but only to team up with the like M. Buhari and others secretly to created Boko Haram sects and armed them with Federal Government allocations money to Borno state, plus the 1978 year N20 Billion that Buhari did stashed away in Uganda when he was the Nigerian Petroleum Minister under General Obasunjo’s military regime period of 1976-1979, as even the BHT once asked M.Buhari to represents them in negotiation with Jonathan Goodluck in 2012 -2013 yr. So, M.Buhari himself that has authorised the released of these of only 21 number of Chibok girls out of 300 total number kidnapped in 2014. The idea behind this gradual releasing of the Chibok girls by piece meal starts which will takes over time yet ahead, is to make all Nigerians for believing in APC party in order to be voted back again in the next forthcoming general election, in 2019 year. Also, the question one should be asking at this crucial moment is that, Why were these only 21 Chibok girls been released at the very absent of President M.Buhari whilst on his way to see Angela Mikel of Germany state visit. This is just to make the whole world to now believes that his security agencies in Nigeria, including military personnel now confronting head-on Boko Haram Islamic Terror group in North-East zone of Nigeria, were not directly under his controls. When in fact, those of appointees that Buhari did hand-picked his services Chiefs or Head of all security agencies were previously military ‘columnists Islamic group aligned with Buhari during the regime of former President Jonathan Goodluck administration time. So, Nigerians should not be fooled by Lai Mohammed and the military services Chiefs and president Buhari regime over this recent episode about Chibok girls new release for only a piece-meal 21 numbers out of 300 original number in 2014 year.

    • bootypoppin

      you and your beer parlour analysis sha. 21 girls were freed. Gbam! Am sure if they were one of your sisters or aunties you wouldn’t care if it was blue agbada or red one lai Mohammed wore today. Am sure you would be very happy first! Then the details later! The president did say he is willing to negotiate with BH. But first they have to establish whether they are dealing with the right sect or not. Whats new? Did something else happen? Whether na Swiss, Norwegian or Mongolian govt or watever govt that helped broker the deal…if this govt was not willing to cooperate or do its own part..this wouldnt have worked. Period. Abeg

      • Burbank

        Good points.

      • Simeon Nigel

        I think your entire life is mostly about spent your wasted life inside a beer parlour drinking alcohol to comfusion because your sense of reasoning will always appears being coined towards a beer parlour educational understanding of a low less reasoning thoughts and full of negatives reading style in you

        • bootypoppin

          Unfortunately i dont drink alcohol nor watch soccer sir. Sorry. Thus i spend less time wasting my life in political arguments or arsenal vs man u. My entire life you say? Well I give u a challenge. Why dont u challenge yourself evryday as you troll buharis govt on the internet to criticise only if u have to, commend only when you have to. And when you critise you should give well structured ones based on facts and not sentiments or emotions. And if you want to surpass yourself even further, give contructive criticism. Give it a try

          • Simeon Nigel

            My criticism is by far very constructive in the nutshell, sir, Mr professor Except that it seams you are not very knowledgeable about Nigeria environment, norms, cultures and its citizens type of everyday thinking faculties and mentality forms. Even perhaps you are not conversant about Nigeria historical events well enough if going by your replied posted here too. If had it been that you are that well knowledgeable enough, you would not have been requesting for a constructive form of criticism academic rigour type of displaying outlook, sir, Mr professor.

          • bootypoppin

            Ok sir. Am sorry i will come to your class so that you can sensitise me with you BS.

    • Burbank

      And Buhari also bribed the personnel from the UN, the International Red Cross and the Swiss government ot concoct this story about the release of the girls !

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The Buhari government is releasing Sunni terrorist mass killers in droves but still holding Nnamdi Kanu who did not kill a fly all because he wants Biafra without violence.

    • bootypoppin

      Lunatic. You don dey fine tune your tongue as we go abi? Today you use sunni…lets wait for your next remix. What about the 21 innocent girls? They dont deserve freedom abi? Am sure if it was ur dear sister it would have been “Buhari government are taking priority of sunni terrorists over 21 innocent girls”

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        I am happy about the girls, it’s just that the double standard suggests a high degree of tribal discrimination on the part of the government. Igbos who never carried weapons are left in detention while Sunni Wahabist mass killers from the north are left scot free.

        • Burbank

          Your Asari Dokubo is a Sunni and scot-free.

          Your PDP boss Ali Modu Sheriff is a Sunni and scot-free.

        • bootypoppin

          We were never told the details of the the deal. Neither did the the swiss government said anything. Negotiations always have a give take. The best ones are ones that you dont lose a lot. I think your statement is misleading. Dasuki is of sunni sect, even as ecowas court has instructed FG to release him they havent. The same FG is the one inflicting a lot of casualties on boko haraam. I dont think the army is selecting which sects you belong to. Nnamdi Kanu’s case is similiar to zazaky’s case. Based on their followers the FG has done wrong in the highest order. But from FG’s point of view they are compromising the sovereignty of the federal republic of Nigeria, thus they pose a security threat. From the moral point of view their incarceration will be put into question. I dont think i have the right to question the will of Biafrans. But i am saying logically, no sovereign state will fold their arms and watch a section of the state declare secession on its own. It is usually a bitter divorce.

      • Burbank

        Bigots like him will always see the light at the end of a tunnel as a lightning bolt !

    • Burbank

      Buhari wants to trade Nnamdi Kanu for a chicken pie, but the biafrans ate the pie and abandoned Kanu.

  • Mich Kastro Bishop

    Hey Mehn! you guys aint making sense if you feel the release of 21 out of 300 girls captured is a good news and reason to vote idiots and criminals alike into power. GOD, please blow the trumpet because am tired of all the mess mankind is making a mountain out of a molehill.

    • Burbank

      Israel release 1,000 terrorists for one soldier.

  • Night Crawler

    This is a bad news to the wailing wailer, while its a good news to majority of Nigerians most especially the chibok girls parent, kudos to PMB and everyone who puts their efforts in making sure those girls are back and hopefully the rest will be released save and sound

  • tuby NY

    We surely have a lots of “confused n idiots” in this country yo! Why would any SANE human being be talking, questioning if the govt exchange Boko haram prisoners for these 21 released girls OR NOT!!? Is this supposed to be the conversation or them just thanking God for this safe returned of these girls — and pray for the rest of them to be release safely VERY SOON?! Who cares even if the govt exchange 1m prisoners 4them huh!?.

    Unbelievable. Would ANY OF these “IDIOTS” critics cared how many prisoners govt gave-up (even if it’s TRUE) for these “innocents” girls if their own children was among them 2/3yrs going NOW. I don’t know why Mr. Minister is even responding to this “brainless” talk.. Bunch of idiots being they’re yo.

  • Arabakpura

    Whether something or somebody was exchanged is immaterial; bring back the girls!

    • Burbank

      Amen.
      Hopefully, Buhari can trade Nnamdi Kanu to Boko Haram, even for a chicken.

  • George

    Does any one surprised that anytime Buhari is traveling out of the country something news always happen.

    Now that he is in Germany suddenly Boko Haram his boys releases the old chibok girls stories and the 10Billions supposedly taking from the corrupt judges returns to NBC.

    The diareah mouthed Liar Mohammedu is telling us immediately a confident was build the boko agreed to release the girls, this we all knew before that Boko Haram and Buhari as same twice fighting for one accord only mumu among them is Tinubu who out of anger sold his birth right as always.

    When Tinubu was young he sold himself to another family at Alausa and denies his own biological parents severally even when they dies he refuses to attend their burials just because Bode Judge asked him to show his true identity.