Senator Shehu Sani has revealed that he was the one who drafted the plan that led to the release of the Chibok girls.

On October 13, 2016, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu confirmed the release of 21 Chibok girls by Boko Haram

According to Daily Post, Sani said he also brought in Switzerland and the Red Cross to transport the girls to safety.

He also said "Well I actually did not take part in the negotiation but I was the one who drafted the master plan for the negotiation, and I was also the one who invited the Swiss and the RCRC into it, and I was also the one who linked the Swiss with the person who negotiated.

“This master plan started from 2014 but it was followed through with the effort of the person who negotiated ,who happened to be Mustapha Zanna, a lawyer in Maiduguri. I was the one who brought Mustapha Zanna in with Switzerland and the RCRC.”

Sani also expressed hope that Boko Haram will soon release the remaining Chibok girls.

He said “I believe that this government has achieved what has never been achieved and there I have the confidence that the other girls will also be released through the same process that was taken for these ones to be released.”

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) deniedthat it participated in negotiations for the release of the abducted Chibok girls.