- Leader of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili has reacted to the report of release of 80 Chibok girls
- She said she was praying hard that the report is true
- Meanwhile, Nigerians are also reacting to the release of the girls by the dreaded insurgents
Former Minister of Education and foremost campaigner of the Bring back our girls group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, is rejoicing over the release of another 80 Chibok girls by the Islamic terrorists.
NAIJ.com gathered that a top military source told Sahara Reporters that the Boko Haram, released a batch of more than 80 of the Chibok high school girls who were abducted in mid-April 2014.
According to the source, the release of the 80 abducted school girls came after further negotiations between the Islamist group and the Muhammadu administration.
The source he was not in a position to disclose the terms of an agreement that led to today's mass release of the Chibok school girls.
Mrs. Ezekwesili on her social media account said: “You CAN'T imagine how HARD my heart is beating right now as I furiously PRAY that this news of release of 80 of OUR #ChibokGirls is true.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that a top military source has confirmed the release of eighty of the abducted girls.
“None of us CAN EVER imagine how 80 Parents of OUR #ChibokGirls would feel should that news be TRUE. NO. ONLY THEY CAN KNOW THAT FEELING,” she added in another tweet.
Meanwhile, the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the Senate, Senator Shehu Sani has said that only Federal Government could confirm the release of the Chibok girls.
Official sources in Presidential Villa also declined to speak on the matter claiming they have no information on it.
A highly dependable military source confirmed the release of some abducted Chibok girls but was not how many were freed. But according to reports, one of the 82 girls is said to be carrying a baby.
Meanwhile, watch this touching NAIJ.com TV video of child survivors of Boko Haram activities in the northeast narrating their ordeal.