3 years after over 200 Chibok schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists, reports say 82 have just been released! According to a government official close to negotiation, the Chibok girls were released after Nigerian government negotiated with Boko Haram terrorists.
Source say the released girls are now in military custody in Banki, a town in northeast Nigeria. They will be transferred to Abuja where they will receive medical check up before they will now be reunited with their families.
It will be recalled that the girls were kidnapped in 2014, when 50 managed to escape. Another 21 were released last October, after negotiations with the Red Cross.
We now wait to hear more info on the returned girls, as their families will be overly anxious to re-unite with them!
Just like when the girls were kidnapped, and people took to social media to react, people have also tweeted about the release of 82 Chibok girls. See reactions:
This Chibok Girls who escaped from the Boko Haram Truck carrying over 200kidnapped girls were excited when I told them more have been freed pic.twitter.com/ZUKPEe9Yw5
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) May 6, 2017
Al Jazeera’s @Ahmedtj66 says 82 Chibok girls have been found – believed released by Boko Haram thru negotiations rather than freed by army.
— Mick Hodgkin (@Mickhodgkin) May 6, 2017
You won’t die if you celebrate the release of the chibok school girls. It isn’t a PdPdp or apc thing. It’s about humanity.
— Olukayode bakre (@kayodebakre8) May 6, 2017
The FG is gradually fulfilling her promises…
Social intervention funds☑️
— CriticalThinker (@9jaobserver) May 6, 2017
People who swore no Chibok girls were ever kidnapped want to dictate to us how we should react to news of the release of more girls. Trash.
— Renzel. (@louisidoko) May 6, 2017
Take the issue of Chibok tragedy. If he (Jonathan) had acted within the first 48 hours, they would have found most of the girls – OBJ
— #ChangeHasCome (@ChangeHasComee) April 27, 2017
Cos the government is the terrorist https://t.co/STr303mUtG
— Baba T (@transormers) May 6, 2017
Lol. New distraction. Who will ask for the health status of the President when our precious chibok girls are back? i love this movie!! ??
— . (@Tomyboiz) May 6, 2017