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The Price Paid to Release the 21 Chibok Girls

…Swiss govt paid the ransom
Just a day after 21 of 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls were freed by their captors, a report has emerged that the release was done on a transaction.
According to Associated Press, a Nigerian negotiator, who had no part in the release of the girls, disclosed that it was Swiss government that paid millions of dollars to Boko Haram on behalf of the Nigerian government to facilitate the release.
The captive were released to Nigeria’s security officials near Sambisa forest by the insurgents in a negotiated deal involving the Nigerian government, Boko Haram and the Swiss government.
Meanwhile Nigerian government on Thursday denied that the released Chibok girls were swapped with detained Boko Haram terrorists.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed clarified at different fora that there was no swapping deal with the insurgents.
Conflicting reports emerging about whether the first negotiated release of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2014 involved a ransom payment, a prisoner swap for Islamic extremist commanders or both linger.
Swiss officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment after confirming that they played a neutral, humanitarian role in the operation.

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