Dapchi update: Total of 106 persons released by Boko Haram

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The presidency has confirmed that Boko Haram released a total of 106 people yesterday at Dapchi, Yobe State.

104 of the kidnapped Dapchi girls were returned. One other girl and a boy were also released.

An official tweet by the presidency stated:

“UPDATE 2: 104 DAPCHI GIRLS, 2 OTHERS FREED UNCONDITIONALLY A total of 106 abducted persons, comprising 104 Daphi schoolgirls, one other girl and a boy were freed by insurgents in the early hours of today, Wednesday March 21, 2018.”

Meanwhile, the Minister of information and communication, Lai Mohamed, who is representing the Federal government has said all the 106 persons were freed unconditionally, contrary to reports in a section of the media that ransom was paid and that some insurgents were swapped for the freed persons.

The presidency also announced that the released hostages have been handed over to the Federal Government.

See Tweets below:


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