82 freed Chibok girls arrive Abuja (PHOTOS)
|The Chibok Girls boarding a helicopter from Banki to Abuja. Photo credit: ICRC Africa|
The girls arrived at Abuja airport and were driven away in a military convoy.
Nigeria said on Saturday it had secured the release of 82 girls in exchange for Boko Haram prisoners.
|The Chibok Girls about to board a helicopter from Banki to Abuja. Photo credit: ICRC Africa|
Dozens escaped in the initial melee, but more than 200 remained missing for more than two years.
Nigeria thanked Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross for helping secure the release of the 82 girls after "lengthy negotiations", the presidency said in a statement.
President Muhammadu Buhari will receive the girls on Sunday afternoon in Abuja, it said, without saying how many Boko Haram suspects had been exchanged or disclosing other details.