Abuja - The federal government has denied entering into a swap deal with Boko Haram before securing the release of the 21 Chibok school girls, reports Daily Trust
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, said this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.
He described the release of the girls as a 'negotiated release' rather than a 'swap deal'.
The minister said the released Chibok girls have been airlifted to Kaduna, where a team of doctors and psychiatric doctors will meet and evaluate them.
They are expected to airlifted to Abuja on Friday to meet with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinabjo will be receiving the girls on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari who began a three-day trip to Germany to discuss assistance for the rebuilding of the northeastern part of Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram.
- News 24