Pulse.ng logo
Go

Buhari President welcomes 21 Chibok girls home

President Muhammadu Buhari made his comments via Twitter before leaving for Germany on Thursday, October 13.

  • Published:
President Muhammadu Buhari play

President Muhammadu Buhari

(Getty)

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the release of 21 Chibok girls by Boko Haram.

The 21 girls, who were among more than 200 abducted by the sect in 2014, were freed following negotiations which the Nigerian government says were brokered by the Swiss government and the Red Cross.

Buhari made his comments via Twitter before leaving for Germany on Thursday, October 13.

“As I depart Abuja for Germany on an Official Visit, I welcome the release of 21 of our Chibok Girls, following successful negotiations,” Buhari said.

 

“The Department of State Services (DSS) has briefed me on the matter, and will continue to provide updates.

 

“Cooperation on the security & humanitarian situation in the Northeast will form a significant part of my discussions with Chancellor Merkel,” he added.

 

Buhari is expected to return from Germany on Saturday, October 15.

ALSO READ: Nigerians react to release of 21 Chibok Girls

Meanwhile, the girls are said to have been released in exchange for the freedom of four Boko Haram members.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.