ISIS-affiliated Boko Haram have released 21 of the schoolgirls abducted in 2014, official says.
“It’s true. [The] ministry of information will release a statement on the issue later,” an unnamed Nigerian government official in the office of President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying by AFP on Thursday.
The Bring Back Our Girls organisation said in a statement that the identity of the girls had not yet been confirmed.
“We cannot confirm anything yet,” said Aisha Yesufu, the campaign’s leader.
A local said the girls were exchanged for four Boko Haram terrorists that were captured.