Thursday, 13 October 2016
We Didn’t Negotiate The Release of Chibok Girls, Red Cross Denies FG’s Claim
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has come out to deny claims by the Presidency that it participated in negotiations for the release of the abducted Chibok girls.
According to the President's spokeman, Garba Shehu, who said it was the Red Cross that negotiated for their release.
The spokeswoman of the ICRC told NBC News reporter, Alexander Smith, that the organization wasn’t part of the arrangement.
“Spokeswoman for the @ICRC tells me it was not part of negotiations to free the 21 Chibok girls, contradicting the Nigerian government,” Smith said via Twitter.
According to Daily Post, officials at the Air Force hospital had hinted that many of the girls returned with pregnancy.
A source who spoke with the newspaper estimated that “at least eighteen of the twenty-one of are pregnant.”
The terrorists dropped off 21 of the girls at the Banki area of the Borno state and it was learnt that the girls were picked up by military helicopter.
The released girls, who are currently in Abuja, were transported by air from the Airforce base in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
See pictures of the girls being transported to Maiduguri, Borno State for debriefing by the State Governor, Kashim Shettima as released by CNN.