82 School Girls Released by Jihadists Boko Haram in Nigeria
More than 80 high school girls from Chibok were released on Saturday (May 6th) from the hands of Boko Haram, after more than three years of captivity at the hands of the Nigerian jihadist group, confirmed the Nigerian presidency.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) May 6, 2017
“Today, 82 new Chibok girls have been released … in exchange for alleged members of Boko Haram detained by the authorities,” the Nigerian presidency said on Twitter, confirming information initially given by a Minister, security sources and the father of two daughters.
A military source said at first that “at least 80 girls from Chibok” had been taken to Banki on the border with Cameroon in northeastern Nigeria.
“Vehicles picked them up in a forest without a military escort and took them back to Banki at 5.30 pm They are housed in the military barracks and will fly to Maiduguri (the capital of the Borno state) tomorrow” This source.
Enoch Mark, the father of two abducted girls, testified that she was told: “We have been kept informed by the Bring Back Our Girls movement (BBOG, which is demonstrating the liberation of high school girls since their kidnapping).
“The expectations are great,” BBOG said Saturday in a statement on Twitter: “We are delighted to hear officially that this news is confirmed and true.”