Red Cross denies participating in negotiations for Chibok girls’ release

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has denied reports that it participated in negotiations for the release of the abducted Chibok girls.

The girls were released to the Nigerian military on Thursday in Maiduguri.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in confirming the release, said it was brokered by the Red Cross and the Swiss government.

However, the spokeswoman of the ICRC told NBC News reporter, Alexander Smith, that the organization wasn’t part of the arrangement.

“Spokeswoman for the @ICRC tells me it was not part of negotiations to free the 21 Chibok girls, contradicting the Nigerian government,” Smith said via Twitter.


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