The 21Chibok girls released by Boko Haram to the Nigeria’s government are now undergoing medical, psychological and other necessary reviews by experts set up by the government.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in the Office of the Vice President, Mr Laolu Akande , tweeted on Thursday.
“The missing Chibok girls have been released and are in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS,” a senior media aide to the president Mallam Garba Shehu had earlier said in a statement issued to confirm the release of 21 of the abducted Chibok girls.
The statement said, the Director-General of DSS, Malam Lawal Daura had briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter before the president’s departure for Germany.
It said: “The release of the girls, in a limited number is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government. The negotiations will continue.”
The President welcomes the release of the Chibok girls but cautioned Nigerians to be mindful of the fact that more than 30,000 fellow citizens were killed via terrorism.
Malam LAWAL wants the girls to have some rest, with all of them very tired coming out of the process before he hands them over to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.