“No new girls have been released but by God’s grace, they will be. Happy Christmas, everyone,” Shehu said. “Today, the DSS took the 21 Girls already secured to Yola, Adamawa State on their way home to celebrate the Christmas with their families,” Shehu explained.
He, however, confirmed that negotiations for the release of more of the kidnapped girls were still ongoing.
“The negotiations are ongoing and the Department of State Service, DSS is full of optimism that they will be successful,” he said.
In April 2014, Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped over 200 school girls from a government school in Chibok, Borno state.
The federal government have revealed earlier that negotiations are going on for their release even after some had been set free following negotiations by the Swiss government and the International Red Cross.