Photos: Chibok Girls Meet With the Presidency Following Release by Boko Haram
82 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram on Saturday have been flown to Abuja to meet with the presidency. They were received by the president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari and other top government officials.
Terrorist group, Boko Haram abducted over 200 girls from their dormitory at the Chibok Secondary School in Borno state in April 2014.
Negotiations between the federal government and the terrorist group led to the release of 21 of the girls in October 2016. Advocacy group, BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) and other Nigerians continued to demand the rescue of all other girls still in captivitiy.
Earlier in the year, both President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo both confirmed that negotiations were ongoing for the release of the girls.
On Saturday, 82 Chibok girls were released after talks held with the assistance of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) yielded results. A number of Boko Haram prisoners were said to have been released in exchange for the girls.
Advocacy groups continue to call for the rescue of other Chibok girls still being held by Boko Haram while government officials have promised to provide adequate care for the freed girls.
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