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Boko Haram Release 82 Chibok in Exchange for Its Members


Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from Chibok in April 2014 in exchange for prisoners, the presidency said .

Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross helped secure the 82 girls in "lengthy negotiations.


President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the girls on Sunday in the capital Abuja, it said, without saying how many Boko Haram suspects had been exchanged or disclosing other details.
The state house press release signed by Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,reads

President Muhammadu Buhari is pleased to announce that negotiations to release more of the #ChibokGirls have yielded results.
Today, 82 more #ChibokGirls were released.
After lengthy negotiations,our security agencies have taken back these girls, in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities.
The released #ChibokGirls are due to arrive in Abuja tomorrow Sunday May 7, and will be received by the President.
President Muhammadu Buhari expresses his deep gratitude to all who played a part in ensuring the success of this operation, as follows: Security agencies, the military, the Government of Switzerland, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and local and international NGOs.
The President has repeatedly expressed his total commitment towards ensuring the safe return of the #ChibokGirls, and all other Boko Haram captives.
The President has received detailed briefings from the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) at every stage of the negotiations/operation.

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