West & Central Africa

21 CHIBOK GIRLS RELEASED BY BOKO HARAM

The Nigerian government has confirmed the release of 21 BH video grabof the over 200 abducted Chibok school girls by the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram, since April 2014.

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.