A yet unclear number of the Chibok girls
kidnapped by the extremist Boko Haram sect in
April have been released, officials said.
A top military source said two Toyota Hiace
buses loaded with the girls were driven into the
Maimalari Barracks, the headquarters of the 7th
Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, this
When contacted, Defence Spokesperson, Chris
Olukolade, confirmed the development.
He said the exercise was still ongoing and that
appropriate statement would be made soon.
The over 200 girls, mostly teenagers, were
kidnapped from their secondary school in
Chibok, Borno State, on April 14.
Details of the negotiation that led to the release
of the girls is unclear at this time. Mr. Olukolade said such details would only be
Detailed news will be published as soon as I have them.