The girls, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, are still in the custody of the Department of State Security Service. The girls are not yet released to their parents.
Garba Shehu said the release of the girls came as a result of the intervention of the International Red Cross and the Swiss government who negotiated with Boko Haram.
The spokesman said the girls are said to be resting after which they would be handed over to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the terrorist Jihadi group had said in his last propaganda video, said the girls will only be released if the government will release the extremist’s fighters in Nigerian prisons.