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Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by ikorodureporta: 7:37am On May 20, 2017
The release of the 82 girls came with a price.

Five senior Boko Haram militants were moved from a high security unit to be driven to freedom.

The details of the deal are sketchy. Our sources don’t want to be named and their version of events is hard to confirm, but they say the men were high-level Boko Haram bomb-makers, and that they were accompanied by two million euros in cash.

Paying a ransom as well as swapping prisoners was a sticking point that almost unravelled the whole deal, one source tells us.


President Buhari has not revealed if a ransom was paid

“It should have happened sooner, but the president was hesitating about freeing the five – and especially about the money,” says the person with detailed knowledge of the deal.

Persuading him was “very, very difficult. It was the most difficult part of the whole negotiation. He didn’t want to pay any money.

“The ransom was two million euros. Boko Haram asked for euros. They chose the suspects and they gave us the list of girls who would be freed.”

Governments rarely admit to paying a ransom, and this claim could not be independently verified.

Reaching that point took a lot of time and there were many setbacks, but trust was gradually built on both sides. The Nigerian army’s surge of military success helped strengthen the government’s hand.

Nigerian senator Sani Shehu has been a main instigator of talks with Boko Haram since the early days of the insurgency.


Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/chibok_girls

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by comshots(m): 7:43am On May 20, 2017
Fresh facts have emerged on how the Federal Government succeeded in securing the release of 82 Chibok girls, who were abducted in exchange for Boko Haram commanders last week. It was gathered that in exchange for the Boko Haram commanders, Saturday Telegraph learnt that the government ‘handsomely rewarded’ the terror group with a discharge fee of two million Euros. This latest revelation was contained in a news story posted by an online news portal, the British Broadcasting Service (BBC), on its website last night.



Though the medium did not mention its sources, it, however, reported that the ‘freed terrorists’ were highlevel Boko Haram bomb makers. The BBC noted that: “The release of the 82 came with a price… the details of the deal are sketchy. But they report that five senior Boko Haram militants were moved from a high security unit to be driven to freedom.

“Sources don’t want to be named and their version of events is hard to confirm, but they say the men were high level Boko Haram bomb makers, and that they were accompanied by two million euros in cash. Governments rarely admit to paying a ransom, and this claim could not be independently verified.”

Last week, there were news reports that the freed men had threatened to bomb Abuja, a report which was backed up by a video released by the sect. On the heels of the BBC revelation, reports filtered in last night that the 82 Chibok school girls who were rescued from Boko Haram may be reunited with their parents today barely three weeks after their release. Since their arrival in Abuja, the girls have been kept under protective custody in a facility believed to be under the management of the Department of State Security Services.



Earlier in the week, there were speculations that the reunion meeting had been scheduled for yesterday (Friday) but Saturday Telegraph learnt that the programme was shelved due to the logistics of moving most of the parents who are resident in Chibok to Abuja.



Chairman of the Chibok Community in Abuja, Mr. Tsambido Abana, told Saturday Telegraph over the telephone that the parents of the girls left Chibok at 9am yesterday by road and were due on Abuja late last night or early today. According to Abana, the journey from Chibok to Abuja is a whole day’s journey by road.

The other alternative that could have made it swift would have been by flight. Abana who was also on his way from Chibok said he would arrive Abuja today but could not confirm where and when the reunion between parents and their rescued daughters would take place. Similarly, the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), an advocacy group championing the cause of the Chibok Girls have said it was not aware of the arrangement for the said reunion.

A source in a message posted by the group on its Whatsapp portal yesterday reads thus: “We don’t have any information on the meeting of Chibok parents with their returned 82 daughters aside what’s available in the media. “The last we heard from a parent yesterday evening who said he is among those coming was that they’ll be leaving Chibok this morning. “Chibok to Abuja is 48 hours by road, except they are coming by air. If we have information we shall relay here in a timely manner.

Thanks.” Meanwhile, the Presidency has confirmed that one other girl who was also abducted from Chibok has been rescued from the hands of the terrorists. A statement from the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the return of the girl had been confirmed by the Office of the National Security Adviser. “Just confirmed from NSA office that the name of the girl that escaped yesterday is Mariam Mohammed Isa, 15, a JSS1 student kidnapped three years from the Chibok community but not among the 219 girls,” Adesina said.

In similar development, a leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, Aisha Yesufu, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign due to his health issues. In a two-minute video she posted online, Yesufu said Buhari could no longer discharge his duty as president. She said: “When are we going to realise that this acting president thing is not working out at all, things are stagnating in Nigeria.

For crying out loud, the president is sick, the president is not capable of carrying out his duty as president so why can’t he resign, sickness can happen to anybody, nobody is wishing the president bad. “The fact that he is sick doesn’t mean he is going to die today or tomorrow, somebody that is as healthy as I am right now can drop dead, it’s life!.



“For crying out loud, how long are we going to pray and watch everything go in disarray?, Who is going to sign the 2017 budget?, we don’t know, the report on Babachir Lawal,what’s happening to it?, why are we being held to ransom? “President Buhari, you have got the best in this world, most of the things you have, a lot of people dream to have that, some cannot even afford to dream, you have been president twice, you said it yourself you have reached the peak of your career as a military man and as a politician so for crying out loud President Buhari, can you allow 170 million Nigerians to equally reach the peak of our careers?

“It’s not about you Mr. President, can you just take some time off to take care of yourself, may God give you health, What you’re going through is Godsend, people go through that in different ways but please Mr. President, do not allow this keep the rest of us in bondage.

“The rest of Nigerians, it’s time we wake up, the acting president can’t do anything, he wants to be seen as a good man, we need to take our country back, let the president resign and if he can’t resign, let the National Assembly do the right thing and let’s have another president, it’s not about President Muhammadu Buhari, it’s about Nigeria because right now, Nigeria is suffering and we cannot allow this.” This is not the first time Yesufu is speaking about the presidency. In August 2016, she branded President Muhammadu Buhari as a “failure” for his inability to rescue the abducted Chibok girls.

“Mr President you are a failure, I dare President Muhammadu Buhari, you should stand up and behave like a man,” she had said then. Meanwhile, three male suicide bombers were feared killed while attempting to attack a female hostel in the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Borno State on Thursday night.

Report revealed that the attack which was the fourth on the school since January was stopped by eagle-eyed security men after the bombers attempted to enter the female hostel at 11.50pm. It was also gathered that one of the three suicide bombers carried an AK 47 gun while at least two bombs exploded during the attack.

During the course of the confusion that ensued, one of the suicide bombers hurriedly detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), strapped on his body, killing himself and injured three security men. The other two scampered off and detonated their bombs near a construction site, close to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Confirming the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the spokesperson for Borno State Police Command, Mr. Victor Isuku, said: “On May 18, 2017 at 2350hrs, three male suicide bombers with IEDs strapped to their bodies, gained entry into the premises of university of Maiduguri.”





Shareresh facts have emerged on how the Federal Government succeeded in securing the release of 82 Chibok girls, who were abducted in exchange for Boko Haram commanders last week. It was gathered that in exchange for the Boko Haram commanders, Saturday Telegraph learnt that the government ‘handsomely rewarded’ the terror group with a discharge fee of two million Euros. This latest revelation was contained in a news story posted by an online news portal, the British Broadcasting Service (BBC), on its website last night.



Though the medium did not mention its sources, it, however, reported that the ‘freed terrorists’ were highlevel Boko Haram bomb makers. The BBC noted that: “The release of the 82 came with a price… the details of the deal are sketchy. But they report that five senior Boko Haram militants were moved from a high security unit to be driven to freedom.

“Sources don’t want to be named and their version of events is hard to confirm, but they say the men were high level Boko Haram bomb makers, and that they were accompanied by two million euros in cash. Governments rarely admit to paying a ransom, and this claim could not be independently verified.”

Last week, there were news reports that the freed men had threatened to bomb Abuja, a report which was backed up by a video released by the sect. On the heels of the BBC revelation, reports filtered in last night that the 82 Chibok school girls who were rescued from Boko Haram may be reunited with their parents today barely three weeks after their release. Since their arrival in Abuja, the girls have been kept under protective custody in a facility believed to be under the management of the Department of State Security Services.



Earlier in the week, there were speculations that the reunion meeting had been scheduled for yesterday (Friday) but Saturday Telegraph learnt that the programme was shelved due to the logistics of moving most of the parents who are resident in Chibok to Abuja.



Chairman of the Chibok Community in Abuja, Mr. Tsambido Abana, told Saturday Telegraph over the telephone that the parents of the girls left Chibok at 9am yesterday by road and were due on Abuja late last night or early today. According to Abana, the journey from Chibok to Abuja is a whole day’s journey by road.

The other alternative that could have made it swift would have been by flight. Abana who was also on his way from Chibok said he would arrive Abuja today but could not confirm where and when the reunion between parents and their rescued daughters would take place. Similarly, the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), an advocacy group championing the cause of the Chibok Girls have said it was not aware of the arrangement for the said reunion.

A source in a message posted by the group on its Whatsapp portal yesterday reads thus: “We don’t have any information on the meeting of Chibok parents with their returned 82 daughters aside what’s available in the media. “The last we heard from a parent yesterday evening who said he is among those coming was that they’ll be leaving Chibok this morning. “Chibok to Abuja is 48 hours by road, except they are coming by air. If we have information we shall relay here in a timely manner.

Thanks.” Meanwhile, the Presidency has confirmed that one other girl who was also abducted from Chibok has been rescued from the hands of the terrorists. A statement from the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the return of the girl had been confirmed by the Office of the National Security Adviser. “Just confirmed from NSA office that the name of the girl that escaped yesterday is Mariam Mohammed Isa, 15, a JSS1 student kidnapped three years from the Chibok community but not among the 219 girls,” Adesina said.

In similar development, a leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, Aisha Yesufu, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign due to his health issues. In a two-minute video she posted online, Yesufu said Buhari could no longer discharge his duty as president. She said: “When are we going to realise that this acting president thing is not working out at all, things are stagnating in Nigeria.

For crying out loud, the president is sick, the president is not capable of carrying out his duty as president so why can’t he resign, sickness can happen to anybody, nobody is wishing the president bad. “The fact that he is sick doesn’t mean he is going to die today or tomorrow, somebody that is as healthy as I am right now can drop dead, it’s life!.



“For crying out loud, how long are we going to pray and watch everything go in disarray?, Who is going to sign the 2017 budget?, we don’t know, the report on Babachir Lawal,what’s happening to it?, why are we being held to ransom? “President Buhari, you have got the best in this world, most of the things you have, a lot of people dream to have that, some cannot even afford to dream, you have been president twice, you said it yourself you have reached the peak of your career as a military man and as a politician so for crying out loud President Buhari, can you allow 170 million Nigerians to equally reach the peak of our careers?

“It’s not about you Mr. President, can you just take some time off to take care of yourself, may God give you health, What you’re going through is Godsend, people go through that in different ways but please Mr. President, do not allow this keep the rest of us in bondage.

“The rest of Nigerians, it’s time we wake up, the acting president can’t do anything, he wants to be seen as a good man, we need to take our country back, let the president resign and if he can’t resign, let the National Assembly do the right thing and let’s have another president, it’s not about President Muhammadu Buhari, it’s about Nigeria because right now, Nigeria is suffering and we cannot allow this.” This is not the first time Yesufu is speaking about the presidency. In August 2016, she branded President Muhammadu Buhari as a “failure” for his inability to rescue the abducted Chibok girls.

“Mr President you are a failure, I dare President Muhammadu Buhari, you should stand up and behave like a man,” she had said then. Meanwhile, three male suicide bombers were feared killed while attempting to attack a female hostel in the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Borno State on Thursday night.

Report revealed that the attack which was the fourth on the school since January was stopped by eagle-eyed security men after the bombers attempted to enter the female hostel at 11.50pm. It was also gathered that one of the three suicide bombers carried an AK 47 gun while at least two bombs exploded during the attack.

During the course of the confusion that ensued, one of the suicide bombers hurriedly detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), strapped on his body, killing himself and injured three security men. The other two scampered off and detonated their bombs near a construction site, close to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Confirming the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the spokesperson for Borno State Police Command, Mr. Victor Isuku, said: “On May 18, 2017 at 2350hrs, three male suicide bombers with IEDs strapped to their bodies, gained entry into the premises of university of Maiduguri.”


https://newtelegraphonline.com/news/bbc-source-fg-paid-bharam-bombers-e2m/

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by Zenithpeak: 7:43am On May 20, 2017
I saw the news online
Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by bkool7(m): 8:01am On May 20, 2017
So what ?

If you think its wrong , go to BH and collect back the money




The US paid ISIS to free an American soldier
m.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/2/
report-obama-paid-iran-400-million-ransom-
american/



Israel exchanged 1000 millitants for just one
captive Israeli
edition.cnn.com/2011/10/17/world/meast/israel-

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by Ngokafor(f): 8:06am On May 20, 2017
...In the face of this hydra-headed scam called Chibok girls,buhari/APC/northern elders have succeeded in channeling funds(2milliin Euros and counting) to themselves via boko-haram..

..Very wicked people, but i know that the truth will surely come out one day.

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by Boleyndynasty2(f): 8:09am On May 20, 2017
If true, FG is now sponsoring Boko Haram cry. The only country in the world that negotiates with terrorist, even funding their gang. Soon Herdsmen would be settled too cry. Released their commanders in prison, Gave em money to buy more arms, kidnap more girls, feed em fat. This is so twisted on a lot of levels

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by ourema(f): 8:12am On May 20, 2017
They can now procure more arms

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by ajebuter(f): 8:34am On May 20, 2017
£2 million for Boko boys huh?

Very good, they have enough money to buy enough food, sophisticated weapon and arms...

Who says our government is clueless?

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by ikaboy: 8:56am On May 20, 2017
ajebuter:
£2 million for Boko boys huh?

Very good, they have enough money to buy enough food, sophisticated weapon and arms...

Who says our government is clueless?


Keep quiet there.

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by rose54321: 9:00am On May 20, 2017
Hope this is false, while no amount is too much for your ward, funding terrorists is being penny wise pound foolish.
No preventive systems have been put in place to prevent another abduction (if the first was true) so basically they can still storm any school , abduction more children and demand more funds.

My 2cents sha based on the info privy to me, it's possible there's much more we don't and may never really know.

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by ZombieTAMER: 9:05am On May 20, 2017
And the lies and propaganda continues

Which one we go believe

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by FagsamPHP(m): 9:10am On May 20, 2017
And they said Jonathan must not negotiate with terrorists... Shame on APC & Buhari, no wonder the country is struggling & moving backward than ever.... Thanks to the hitherto unprecedented propaganda in the history of Nigeria. Shame on all those who voted this change...

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by bishopkay: 9:22am On May 20, 2017
2million euros. ..you see why crime would always be lucrative in Nigeria? You leave the graduate jobless and hopeless while you compensate the renegades and criminals for being bold enough to take up arms.

Had it been GEJ who did this, Sahara reporters, the nation newspaper, punch, APC media office ET Al would have turned analysts now on how the money would be chanelled back to fight us,. How GEJ is clueless, how GEJ was paying off his boys etc. But as its buhari, everything is fine. WHAT REALLY CHANGED? I MEAN OUR LEVEL OF DOUBLE STANDARDS IN THIS COUNTRY IS ALARMING!

don't forget he could have also negotiated with them, paid them off and take the easy way out but he didn't. I leave us all to our consciences though.

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by RichYoungNigga: 10:01am On May 20, 2017

Movie title : The more you look, the less you see

Producer : Buhari and his Boko boys production

Actors : The Northern masters and their puppet APC zombie followers

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by brunofarad(m): 10:01am On May 20, 2017
shocked

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by Nobody: 10:01am On May 20, 2017
Northerners just empowered their fellow Northerners with money gotten from the South. I pity gullible southerners especially our Yoruba Muslim brothers who are against anything restructuring. I pity foolish southerners in the senate who have refused to move a motion for restructuring. I pity mumu SStherners. Your oil is being used to develop the parasitic north and distributed among Northerners. I pity the gullible yoruba (mumu Christians) who think one Nigeria is ordained from God because thier pastors have asked you to pray against everything that will disintegrate this cesspit. Revenue from our port is being used to secure the release of the chibok girls, clean up the mess created byt the North in the North, and also go into the development of the parasitic north. I pity myself because i don't know why god dumped me into the poo hole called Nigeria.


Imagine, the numbers of world class hospitals, research centers and massive infrastructures this money would have built

Southerners - the greatest mumu of the 21st century

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by TippyTop(m): 10:02am On May 20, 2017
but they say the men were high-level
Boko Haram bomb-makers, and that they were accompanied by two million euros in cash.

High level boko haram bomb makers freed with 2mil euros, nice, very nice.

We have now given Boko haram enough money to sustain them for the next few years, thanks to President Vegetable.

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by Nobody: 10:02am On May 20, 2017
APC rewarded terrorist with 2 million pounds!

Buhari and his brothers don kill Nigeria finish.

Buhari reward BH with 2 million pounds
Buhari is about rewarding Fulanis for killing villagers with free lands

I am wondering what APC members would have said if this had happened in GEJ era!

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by DollarAngel(m): 10:02am On May 20, 2017
Nigeria can never develop, grow as long as we don't share the same vision and dream, Nigeria can never develop with the North in it.

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by lonelydora: 10:02am On May 20, 2017
Thunder fire APC government

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by shammah1(m): 10:02am On May 20, 2017
Nawa for this yeye government. They keep empowering Boko Haram with tax payers money. They also released their commanders. What do you expect the terrorist to do with the money? They'll definitely regroup & strategize more mayhem. Well played script

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by bastien: 10:02am On May 20, 2017
Lamba

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by samx4real(m): 10:03am On May 20, 2017
For this Buhari era oh









ehhh

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by Ezedon(m): 10:03am On May 20, 2017
Bubu, the dead man walking, APCheat keep deceiving people

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by Olanrefront3355(m): 10:03am On May 20, 2017
Lies from the pit of hell.




Was there ever a kidnap?


It was all staged and Nigerians are wise now (if not all, at least little) grin



So e no concern me sha

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Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by Marksule(m): 10:03am On May 20, 2017
Nigeria
Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by kings09(m): 10:04am On May 20, 2017
Ok
Re: Nigeria Paid €2million Ransom For 82 Chibok Girls' Release - BBC Source by SalamRushdie: 10:04am On May 20, 2017
So Buhari gave them over 20 of their smartest commanders and 2 million euros in exchange for the girls ....Well done Buhari well done oooooooo Kontinu

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