Fresh facts have emerged on how the Federal Government succeeded in securing the release of 82 Chibok girls, who were abducted in exchange for Boko Haram commanders last week.
It was gathered that in exchange for the Boko Haram commanders, the government ‘handsomely rewarded’ the terror group with a discharge fee of two million Euros.
This latest revelation was contained in a news story posted by an online news portal, the British Broadcasting Service (BBC), on its website last night.
“Sources don’t want to be named and their version of events is hard to confirm, but they say the men were high level Boko Haram bomb makers, and that they were accompanied by two million euros in cash. Governments rarely admit to paying a ransom, and this claim could not be independently verified.”
Last week, there were news reports that the freed men had threatened to bomb Abuja, a report which was backed up by a video released by the sect. On the heels of the BBC revelation, reports filtered in last night that the 82 Chibok school girls who were rescued from Boko Haram may be reunited with their parents today barely three weeks after their release. Since their arrival in Abuja, the girls have been kept under protective custody in a facility believed to be under the management of the Department of State Security Services.
Earlier in the week, there were speculations that the reunion meeting had been scheduled for yesterday (Friday) but Saturday Telegraph learnt that the programme was shelved due to the logistics of moving most of the parents who are resident in Chibok to Abuja.