Dapchi Abduction: Released Schoolgirls Arrive Maiduguri As Confirmed Number Rise To 105

THE abducted schoolgirls recently released by Boko Haram have arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

This is as the Federal Government confirmed that 105 girls have been released from among 110 kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe State.

The girls were released early on Wednesday weeks after they were kidnapped from their secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, received the school girls at the 79 Composite Group of the Nigerian Air Force on Wednesday evening in Maiduguri.

With him is the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hon. Khadija Ibrahim Abba, and some military chiefs.

Mohammed also said a boy was among those released by the terror group.

He explained that the earlier conflicting figure released by him was because the “the girls went to their homes after they were released in Dapchi.”

He said the figure is being updated as the girls showed up in the presence of public officials.

“What we have now is 105 girls and a boy; that makes it 106 persons released today”, he said.

There are reports the five remaining girls, yet to be released, may have died; but that is yet to be confirmed by the government.

The government is yet to state the details of the negotiation with the Boko Haram that led to the release of the girls.