No new Chibok girls released – Nigerian government

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The Nigerian government has denied reports claiming the release of another set of 21 Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram.

Reports had claimed that the girls, who were kidnapped in April 2014, had been transported to Yola, Adamawa State, after their release on Thursday.

Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu denied that more girls had been released.

“No new girls have been released,” Mr. Shehu tweeted. “To my friends spreading the news of a further release of Chibok Girls, we are not there yet. But, by God’s grace, they will be. Happy Christmas, everyone.”

Mr. Shehu said the 21 girls reported Thursday were those released in October. He said they were being escorted by security to Yola on their way home to celebrate the Christmas with their families.

“Today, the DSS took the 21 Girls already secured to Yola, Adamawa State on their way home to celebrate the Christmas with their families.

“The negotiations are ongoing and the Department of State Service, DSS is full of optimism that they will be successful,” he wrote.


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  • Paul Young

    Good honesty. Let the negotiations for the release of the other girls be expedited meanwhile

    • Netanyahu

      So boko haram still exists to go into negotiations with the all powerful federal government that defeated the former over a year ago? This theory and story will never end. Tell one lie at the onset and you will need another 100 to sustain the first one. The truth about boko haram and the chibok girls story will come out sooner than later. Materials for further lies are drying up. The IG, present the past have failed to set up panel to investigate the sponsors of boko haram till date.

  • Otile

    Definitely the young girls can’t survive in Sambisa forest for over 2 years. By some political fiat the Northern elites arranged the abduction show and took the girls to the palace of one of their emirs. The corrupt Northerners have made a political hay out of this nonsense.