Official statement by Presidency on release of 21 Chibok Girls

It is confirmed that 21 of the missing Chibok Girls have been released and are in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. Director-General of the DSS, Malam Lawal Daura has briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter.

The release of the girls, in a limited number, is outcome of negotiations between the administration and Boko Haram, brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government. 

The negotiations will continue.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President 
Media and Publicity
13 October 2016