According to the Federal Government, the number of released Dapchi schoolgirls has increased to 101, Newsroom reported yesterday.
The abducted Government Girls Science and Technical College students who regained their freedom yesterday have been flown to Abuja to meet with the President at the state house.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said while briefing journalists in Maiduguri that all the 106 persons were freed unconditionally.
”It is not true that we paid ransom for the release of the Dapchi girls, neither was there a prisoner swap to secure their release,”
”What happened was that the abduction itself was a breach of the ceasefire talks between the insurgents and the government, hence it became a moral burden on the abductors. Any report that we paid ransom or engaged in prisoner swap is false,” he said.
The girls arrived Abuja yesterday night. See pictures below:
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