Nigeria’s Presidency on Saturday confirmed the release of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls after three years in captivity and also revealed how their freedom was negotiated.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said the girls were released by their captors in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the Federal Government.
In a post on his Facebook page on Saturday, he conveyed President Buhari’s happiness over the successful negotiations leading to the release of the affected girls.
President Buhari, he said, also commended the nation’s security agencies for their efforts in ensuring the release of the girls.
Meanwhile, tension rises as one of the Chibok girls released exposed some top politicians sponsoring Boko Haram sect in Nigeria