Twenty one of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014 have been released to the Nigerian government.
SaharaReporters quoted a government source as confirming the release of 21 of the girls.
The sources disclosed that the girls were picked up by military helicopter from Banki area of Borno state where Boko Haram militants dropped them off earlier today.
The release of the 21 girls comes as President Buhari began a three-day trip to Germany to discuss assistance for the rebuilding of the northeastern part of Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram.
Over 200 secondary school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok in April 2014. There have been outrage from several pressure groups on government to facilitate the release of the school girls.
In recent time, the Federal Government has agreed to enter into negotiation with Boko Haram for the release of the girls through swapping them with some Boko Haram detainees in custody of government.