Release of 21 Chibok girls not based on swap – Lai Mohammed | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

The Federal Government has said that the release of the 21 Chibok school girls was never based on swap but on confidence building.

The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this in Abuja at a world press conference held on the latest development on the abducted Chibok Girls.
Contrary to earlier report that the girls were released on swap basis he said the release was secured based on a very delicate negotiation and confidence built over time.

‘‘We can confirm that 21 of the girls were released, safely to us by 5.30 this Thursday morning and they were flown to Kaduna from the location of their release.

This is the most glaring manifestation to date of the unwavering commitment of Mr. President to secure the safe release of the girls and reunite them with their families.

It is also a result of the round-the-clock efforts by the administration to put a closure to the sad issue of the kidnap of the girls. We expect the released girls to land in Abuja shortly.’’

Ahead of their arrival, he said that Federal Government had assembled a team of medical doctors, psychologists, social workers, trauma experts, etc to properly examine the girls, especially because they have been in captivity for so long.

He also disclosed that government will adequately debrief the girls and had started contacting their parents as part of the necessary verification exercise, adding that government will release the names to the public as soon as the verification is concluded,

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  1. Lie propagator, Boko-Haram members were swapped for arranged Chibok girls

    1. We are tired of this govt lies even red cross has come out to sat they were not involved

  2. Confusing reports, which one should we believe?

  3. Scam! Scam!! Scam!!!,I don't. Even understand what this porious government are taking. Nigerian guys fabricate this lies and deceit to unseat previous government and it was successful..why can' concentrate and do your work.stop decieving yourself cos we are wise.

  4. The first news said four boko haram members were swerved in exchange,the names of the members were not mentioned... And now you are saying nothing was given in return. Do you think Nigerians are fool or that boko haram people are fool as well to give you back the girls free no matter the negotiation..... Lair lair lair Mohammed and the government of deceit just tell us the truth. We are happy the girls are freed and we also know the terrorists would not release them without anything in takes you nothing to tell your people the simple truth.

  5. Shame on you hypocrites. Kudos Sai baba. Baba slow and steady


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