A senior government official in Nigeria has told the BBC that 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants are currently with security services in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
“It is understood the girls are being held by the security services in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri”, BBC reported.
It is not yet clear how the girls were rescued, but the Nigerian military is currently carrying out a large-scale operation in the Sambisa forest, Boko Haram’s stronghold.
Recall that the Islamist militant group kidnapped more than 200 girls from a school in Chibok in April 2014.
However, the Federal Government is yet to issue a statement on the matter.