FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DENIES PAYING RANSOM FOR DAPCHI GIRLS’ RELEASE

The Federal Government has said a total of 106 abducted persons, comprising 104 Daphi schoolgirls, one other girl and a boy were freed by insurgents yesterday.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said all the 106 persons were freed unconditionally, contrary to reports in a section of the media that ransom was paid and that some insurgents were swapped for the freed persons.

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