The good news filtered in this morning that Boko Haram militants handed over 21 Chibok schoolgirls to the goveernment following series of negotiations, which reportedly involved the International Red Cross and the Swiss government
The release of the girls ends over two years of agony for their select parents and loved ones who have hoped for their release since the infamous abduction on the night of 14–15 April 2014. Reports at the time claimed that about 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State.
The Federal government has officially confirmed the release of the 21 school girls and also gone ahead to reveal their identities.
The names were posted on the official Twitter handle of the Office of Digital Engagement in the Presidency.
Dawn, dusk, almost a 1000 days.
Twenty-one of our girls are back.
It is my joy to welcome you home.
The nation has been waiting for you. pic.twitter.com/iNummDG8rU
— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) October 13, 2016