The Presidency today confirmed that 21 of the over 200 girls abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014 have been released.
Mr. Garba Shehu,the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement made available to journalists.
Shehu said the released girls were currently in the custody of the Department of State Services.
He said the Director-General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, briefed President Muhammadu Buhari of the development shortly before the President left for Germany.
The presidential aide added that Daura wanted the girls, who were very tired, to rest before he would hand them over to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
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