Buhari Meets Released Chibok Girls

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday meet the 21 Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram on October 13, and their families at the State House, Abuja.

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The freed Chibok girls at a meeting with the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja

 

The president is yet to meet the girls as he was in Germany for talks with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel a few hours after the girls were released. They were received instead by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his behalf.

The girls are part of the over 200 schoolgirls who were in April, 2014 abducted from a government secondary school in Chibok, Borno state, by Boko Haram insurgents.

Their release was brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Swiss government. They have been reunited with their family.

It has been reported that the Islamic State-allied Boko Haram faction is willing to free 83 more girls if the Nigerian government is ready to negotiate.

There are also claims that about 100 of the girls are with the Abubakar Shekau faction.

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