ABUJA A team of girls launched by Boko Haram jihadists immediately after kidnapping them in 2014 in the north Nigerian town of Chibok arrived on Sunday in the funds Abuja, a Reuters witness said.
The girls arrived at Abuja airport and were driven away in a navy convoy.
Nigeria said on Saturday it experienced secured the release of eighty two girls in exchange for Boko Haram prisoners.
All-around 270 girls were kidnapped in April 2014 by the Islamist militant team, which has killed fifteen,000 persons and displaced far more than two million through a seven-yr insurgency aimed at building an Islamic caliphate in northeastern Nigeria.
Dozens escaped in the preliminary melee, but far more than two hundred remained missing for far more than two several years.
Nigeria thanked Switzerland and the Global Committee of the Pink Cross for serving to secure the release of the eighty two girls immediately after “lengthy negotiations”, the presidency said in a assertion.
President Muhammadu Buhari will get the girls on Sunday afternoon in Abuja, it said, with no declaring how quite a few Boko Haram suspects experienced been exchanged or disclosing other details.
(Reporting by Afolabi Sotunde, composing by Ulf Laessing enhancing by Jason Neely and Ros Russell)