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21 Chibok Girls: Oby Ezekwesili Weeps, Thanks Buhari

While the presidency is yet to release the names of the twenty-one Chibok girls that were released on Thursday, the leader of the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, group, former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has expressed joy over the release of the girls.

The degraded Boko Haram group had on Thursday, dropped off 21 of the girls at the Banki area of the state and they were picked up by military helicopter.

Also, the Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, had confirmed the release of the 21 girls, saying the release of the girls, in a limited number was the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram.

 Oby, on her Twitter handle @obyezeks, said, “I can finally , NEVER EVER DELETE THIS TWEET.” She was referring to one of the tweets by the presidential spokesperson which said “The names of the released girls follows shortly.” “I can only weep, right now. You know that kind of cry that is a mix of multiple emotions. “Lord. Some of OUR Girls ARE BACK!!! B. A. C. K.!

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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