No New Chibok Girls Have Been Released, Says Shehu

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    The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicty, Garba Shehu, has debunked media reports that another 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram from their school in 2014 have been released.

    He made this disclosure via his Twitter handle, @GarShehu.
    Shehu said what was thought to be a fresh release of some of the girls yesterday was the Department of State Services (DSS) taking the 21 girls already secured to Yola, Adamawa State on their way home to celebrate the Christmas with their families.

    The tweets read: Today (yesterday), the DSS took the 21 girls already secured to Yola, Adamawa State on their way home to celebrate the Christmas with their families.”

    He said the negotiations for the release of the other girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity are ongoing.

    The presidential spokesman said the DSS was full of optimism that the release of the girls would be successful.

    “To my friends spreading the news of a further release of Chibok Girls, we are not there yet,” he said.