On Saturday, when it was announced that 82 of the Chibok Girls had been returned from the captivity of Boko Haram following negotiations between the Federal Government and terrorist group, hope was restored for many of those who believed the world would never be fortunate enough to see the return of the girls who have been center of world news since April 2014. Details on the deal struck between the government and Boko Haram have begun to surface with different factions taking alternate stances. Some members of the most dominant opposition party, PDP have tagged the exchange as a grave error on the FG’s part suggesting that there should have been no exchange made.
In a press release issued by PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party made the argument that the released terrorists shall fail to face justice and so the efforts of agencies to apprehend them have been rubbished by the FG’s decision.
AFP, reported that three senior members of Boko Haram, all of whom were Chad nationals were released in the deal that was brokered and brought the figure of Chibok Girls reunited to 103.
In opposition to PDP’s stance, many have praised the government’s success in returning the girl and applauded the choice.