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This is a developing story but after several sources broke the news this morning, the federal government of Nigeria has confirmed that 76 out of the Dapchi girls kidnapped from their dormitories on February 19 by a faction of Boko Haram have been released.
This is a post from the Presidency’s Facebook page:
Minister of Information Lai Mohammed and Minister of Defence Mansur Ali have just briefed the press about the release of the Dapchi Girls, ahead of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting.
According to Lai Mohammed, the directive by President Buhari to all security agencies to do everything possible to secure the release of the Dapchi schoolgirls, who were abducted on 19 Feb. 2018, has yielded fruits, with the confirmed release of 76 of the 110 in the early hours of Wednesday.
The released Girls are in Dapchi and being documented; Situation is developing; release is outcome of “backchannel” negotiations; no ransoms were paid.
This is definitely good news for the parents of the girls. However, questions arise about the fate of the remaining 34 girls not to forget over a 100 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in 2014.