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Parents of released Chibok girls yet to be contacted

13 October 2016, 15:20Tony Smart

Borno - The parents of the 21 Chibok girls that were released by Boko Haram are yet to be officially contacted by both the federal and Borno state government.

This was disclosed by Saharareporters on its Twitter handle.

The girls were picked up by military helicopter from Banki area of Borno state where Boko Haram militants dropped them off earlier today.

They were released after a prisoner swap between the Nigerian government and the Boko Haram sect according to an unnamed Boko Haram commander.

The unnamed Boko Haram commander said the release of the first batch of Chibok girls involved a prisoner swap of detained Boko Haram militants.

He said the 21 freed Chibok girls were swapped with four four high profile Boko Haram militants.

The Presidency, according to News 24 had earlier said the girls release was facilitated by a collaboration between the International Red Cross, the Swiss government and the Nigerian government.

FLASH: Parents of 21 Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram today said they've not been contacted by the Nigerian govt to identify the girls

- News 24


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