The 82 abducted school girls released by Boko Haram have arrived the State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The girls arrived the Villa at about 7:04 p.m. and are currently meeting with Mr. Buhari inside his official residence behind closed doors.
They were driven to the Villa in a military convoy amidst tight security.
The girls were earlier airlifted from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to Abuja on Sunday afternoon.
They were then taken to a medical facility ran by the Department of State Services, SSS, along Airport road in the Federal capital city.
The 82 girls were released on Saturday after a successful negotiation with a team representing the Nigerian government.
The spokesperson of Mr. Buhari, Garba Shehu in a statement confirming the release of the girls said the feat was achieved “after months of patient negotiations” adding ” our security agencies have taken back these abducted girls in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities”.
Mr. Shehu also said the president has “expressed his deep gratitude to security agencies, the military, the government of Switzerland, the Red Cross, local and international NGOs for the success of this operation.” PREMIUMTIMES.M