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Chibok girls: Let's be mindful of our comments - Minister

Chibok girls: Let's be mindful of our comments - Minister

"When President Muhammadu Buhari said that the Boko Haram saga will not be closed until all the abducted girls have been released to their families sadly many doubted us but we thank God for today".

"This is what I don't know until I go back".

The girls were freed on Thursday, but it took days for most of the families to reach the capital for the reunion. We still have many of our children in captivity.

"We wanted the day to break quickly, to see if the government is going to call us, to come and see that our daughter was among them".

Some 15,000 people are said to have been killed during this time.

The Chibok girls were abducted in April 2014, drawing global attention to the Boko Haram insurgency engulfing the area when US First Lady Michelle Obama joined the #BringBackOurGirls online movement.

The director of Defense Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, denied rumors about mixed feelings among leaders for the way they were relegated for the release of the group, a part of the more than 200 students kidnapped from a school in Chibok, in the eastern Borno state.

"The faction said it is ready to negotiate if the government is willing to sit down with them", Mr Shehu said, adding that the state was prepared to negotiate with the branch of Boko Haram.

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Akinosun also commended the Federal Government and the Nigerian Armed Forces for keeping the Boko Haram sect at bay.

There are conflicting reports about how the girls were freed, with two military officers telling the AP they were exchanged for four detained Boko Haram commanders, and a Nigerian who negotiated previous failed attempts saying a large ransom was paid by the Swiss government on behalf of the Nigerian authorities.

"As my colleague had said, this is just the beginning; the others, by the grace of God, will be released safely soon". Tears flowed freely as parents took turns to identify their daughters, while one woman simply carried her daughter on her back in happiness.

"These are the real girls and you could see when their parents came; you see their joy, it manifest naturally".

He appealed to the government to put all necessary machinery in place to ensure the release of the other girls.

Shiktra Kwali, who delivered the sermon at the thanksgiving service, told the girls that as they start a new life in freedom, they should not allow the experience of the past to weigh them down.

He noted that most of the abducted girls were members of EYN church.

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