Vice President Osinbajo Meets Released Chibok Girls (Video)

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the 21 Chibok Girls who were released from Boko Haram captivity on Thursday at the State House, Abuja

The Girls are part of the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnaped by the Boko Haram Islamist sect in April 2014.

They were released by a combined effort of the DSS, Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force.

A spokesman for the president, Garba Shehu also said the release is the outcome of Government’s ongoing negotiations with the sect.

He said the release was brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss Government, adding that negotiations will continue.

This is the second time the President has been able to secure the release of some of the girls since he assumed office in 2015.

In May 2016, authorities said one of the missing Chibok girls was found, and President Buhari vowed to rescue the rest.

Last month, the President also revealed he is ready for dialogue with the terrorists with the intervention of United Nations representatives over the release of the Girls by their captors.

The Minister of Information and Culture has also denied that the release was a swap deal saying that no Boko Haram prisoner was exchanged for the girls.

He described the release of the 21 girls as a significant step towards the release of the other girls still being held by the sect.

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