Three University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturers abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno State have been released.
This was disclosed in a statement by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Buhari in the statement expressed delight at the development while being briefed by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Also released from the Boko Haram terrorists, according to the statement, are 10 women kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy on Damboa Road, near Maiduguri.
Shehu said their release followed a series of negotiations facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, as directed by the President.
The presidential spokesman quoted the brief given by the DSS as revealing that all the 13 rescued persons are in the custody of the service and are on their way to Abuja with the assistance of the Nigerian Army and the Air Forc
He added that the rescued persons may be presented to the President and thereafter released to their families, if there are no issues of security or medical concerns.