Boko Haram returns Nigerian kidnapped schoolgirls say witnesses


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

UN Secretary-General, António Guteres, has welcomed the release of most of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted the by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

"This is a warning to all of you", the militants warned, as the Associated Press was informed by the witnessed Ba'ana Musa.

The governor's aide in a tweet, alleged that those who "removed Military checkpoints" and allowed the girls to be abducted "have released them". The Islamic terrorists told the residents, "Don't ever put your daughters in school again".

Villagers say Boko Haram jihadists said they returned the girls "out of pity".

Boko Haram, the group that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions in the Lake Chad region, is opposed to what it perceives as western-style education.

"Boko Haram shook hands with the parents and apologised for abducting them", Mdada said. "I'm so happy to be with my daughter".

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The girls were at the general hospital in Dapchi "and the counselors are there with them", the information minister told reporters. It was the biggest mass abduction since the militant group took away more than 250 girls from Chibok town in 2014.

"If the immediate-past (Goodluck Jonathan) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration had responded with the similar alacrity, the Chibok schoolgirls would have been released or rescued".

The military rejected the allegation, calling it an "outright falsehood".

Campaigners welcomed the release of the Dapchi girls while calling on the government to do more to ensure the release of the Chibok girls whose abduction was the biggest publicity coup of Boko Haram's nine-year insurgency.

According to the statement, " There need to give support to their families and communities to feel safe and return to school.

President Muhammadu Buhari's media aide confirmed on Wednesday that the girls were being transported to meet their families.