Islamist Boko Haram today released 21 out of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014 to Nigerian government.
Sahara Reporters reported that a government source disclosed the information.
The sources disclosed that the girls were picked up by military helicopter from Banki area of Borno state where Boko Haram militants dropped them off earlier today.
The release of the 21 girls comes as President Buhari began a three-day trip to Germany to discuss assistance for the rebuilding of the northeastern part of Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram.
Saharareporters could not immediately obtain the names of the girls released today.