UPDATED: ‘Original 21 Chibok Girls Were Going Home For Christmas’ – Army...

UPDATED: ‘Original 21 Chibok Girls Were Going Home For Christmas’ – Army Spokesperson

By Ekamma Jacobs | Staff Reporter on December 23, 2016
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Sani Usman, AA Yusuf
Brigadier General Sani Usman, Nigerian Army Spokesman in a file photo when he was a colonel

Sani Usman, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, has refuted reports attributed to the state-owned Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN which said that a fresh set of Chibok girls who were kidnapped from their school in April 2014.

“New about 21 Chibok girls is not true,” Brigadier General Usman told one of The Trent’s editors last night. “It is a fact that the girls [the first set freed in October] were only going home for Christmas.”

You may read the original report below:

Another set of 21 of the Chibok girls kidnapped on April 14, 2014 by the Islamist terrorist Boko Haram terrorists have regained their freedom.

A report in the evening of Thursday, December 22, 2016  by the state-owned Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, said the girls were brought to Yola International Airport in the Adamawa State capital around 3pm on Thursday.

The report did not provide further details but indicated that the girls are on their way to Abuja, the capital city to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.

On October 25, News Express reported that additional 200 Chibok schoolgirls has been released to the country’s secret police, DSS.

“I can confirm to you that more of the girls have been released and will soon be brought to Abuja,” a usually reliable security source told the online newspaper.

The source could not confirm the number of girls released this time but assured that they were already in the custody of the State Services Services, which serves as the country’s secret police.

Two week prior to that revelation, 21 Chibok schoolgirls were freed by the Islamist terrorists.

“The release of the girls, in a limited number is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government,” the presidency had said at the time. It added that “the negotiations will continue.”

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