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Released: six choppers for Chibok girls

Sunday, 7 May 2017

By Tunji Faleye

No fewer than 82 out of about 300 Chibok girls kidnapped by the dreaded Boko Haram have been released after intense negotiations with some non-governmental organisations, Nigerian Newslive has learnt.

As at the time of writing this report, military authority has dispatched six choppers from Maiduguri to Banki to pick up the girls.

The Cable reports that the chopper left Maiduguri Air force Base as early as 5am on Sunday, heading to the Southeastern town in Borno State.

According to TheCable, a top military source also confirmed that the choppers would be used to bring the girls to Maiduguri air force base.

He said screening and evacuation of the girls is ongoing under the supervision of some non-governmental organisations that have helped in the negotiation process that saw to the release of the girls.

The girls are expected to arrive Maiduguri before noon.

They are also expected to be received by top Borno state government officials.

Thereafter, the girls will be moved to Abuja where they will be received by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Additional report from www.thecableng

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