No Ransom Paid For 101 Dapchi Girls Released-Presidency

101 Dapchi girls were released by Boko Haram today and a boy the presidency confirmed it and released a statement saying no Ransom was paid for their freedom.

Negotiations through a back-channel led to the release of 101 Dapchi girls and a boy, the Nigerian government said Wednesday.

The girls were among the 110 snatched by suspected Boko Haram insurgents from their School on February 19. They were released around 3: 00 am on Wednesday, Nigeria’s minister of information Lai Mohammed said.

“The girls were released around 3:00 am through back-channel efforts and with the help of some friends of the country,” said Mohammed, without elaborating.

Mohammed told journalists that the number of the girls so far documented after their release has increased from 76 to 91. A boy was among the freed persons, he said. A tweet by Nigerian Presidency’s handle, however, said 101 girls have been released.

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