Twenty one of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014 has been released to the Nigerian government, a government source is said to have revealed to SaharaReporters on Thursday, October 13.
The sources disclosed that the girls were picked up by military helicopter from Banki area of Borno state where Boko Haram militants dropped them off earlier today.
The release of the 21 girls comes as President Muhammadu Buhari begins a three-day trip to Germany to discuss assistance for the rebuilding of the northeastern part of Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram.
The names of the girls released today could not be immediately ascertained.
Boko Haram abducted the girls from their school in Chibok, Borno State on April 14, 2014.
Calls put across to the Army Spokesman, Col. Sani Usman went unanswered. However, response to a text message forwarded to him is still being awaited as at the time this report was filed.
Also, the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, movement is yet to react to the development.