More Chibok girls to return in swap deal, says minister


Sani told CNN the negotiating team included Swiss intermediaries, Nigerian security forces and a mediator. The newly released girls will join the program. “And I believe very strongly that soon, the remaining girls will be released by the grace of God”. I was in government when this happened.Alhassan, revealed that although the 21 girls freed by the insurgents in October past year, have been under the custody of the federal government and undergoing rehabilitation, Governor Kashim Shettima has been making financial contributions to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to co-fund the rehabilitation and skills acquisition programmes.When they see her again she will be a woman, now aged around 20. You all should also know that it has gained global dimension which means there is something behind that.In a statement by Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu, the co-conveners of the Bring Back Our Girls group, the BBOG said it had begun the verification of the identities of the rescued girls. The military is equally doing extremely well in trying to track down the abducted girls.On Saturday, 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls were released. “We will never prevent them from seeing their daughters”, a government tweet quoted Alhassan as saying.The government freed five top Boko Haram commanders in the deal, said Sen.She added. “I hope and pray that my daughter is among these released girls” reports that the insurgents abducted 276 girls in April 2014 at their school in Chibok, Borno State.”At the end of the day, we want to have world leaders out of every one of them so that they can be what the terrorists did not want them to be”, Yesufu said. But Abana Ishaya said he can not travel the long distance from his home in northern Nigeria to the capital without the government’s invitation and assurance that he will see her.Human rights activists also fear some of the girls have been used by Boko Haram to carry out suicide bombings as part of the group’s insurgency.Shettima told the girls that he was so full of joy and looks forward to receiving their remaining counterparts still being held.The released girls were received at the Abuja airport on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari by Alhaji Abba Kyari, his chief of staff.Lydia, one of the Chibok Girls, is still missing.A list of the girls’ names was published on Sunday evening and photographs of them have been sent to Chibok and the surrounding area for cross-checking. “We’d like to point out that they’re among thousands of victims of Boko Haram and its offshoot, ISIS West Africa”, Holt said.