Analysis by the BBC has revealed that indeed, Federal government of Nigeria paid an unspeakable ransom to free some of the kidnapped Chibok school girls.
Recall that eighty-two of those kidnapped from Chibok in Borno State in 2014 were released earlier this month. They were part of group of girls kidnapped by the Islamist militants Boko Haram.
The release of the 82 came with a price, the BBC’s Alastair Leithead and Stephanie Hegarty have found.
The details of the deal are sketchy.
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But they report that five senior Boko Haram militants were moved from a high security unit to be driven to freedom.
BBC correspondents’ sources said the freed Boko members were high-level Boko Haram bomb makers, and that they were accompanied by two million euros in cash.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari led-government rarely admit to paying a ransom.
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