She was just a girl when she was kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect three years ago but now she has become a mother.

“One of the girls was carrying a baby with her, a boy of less than two years,” said the source on condition of anonymity.

Her identity and that of others are yet to be disclosed after they were flown to Abuja from Borno to meet President Muhammadu Buhari after a prisoner swap deal with Boko Haram secured their release. 

The presidency announced late on Saturday that months of talks with the jihadists had “yielded results” some six months after 21 of their classmates were freed with the help of international mediators. 

“Today 82 more Chibok girls were released,” a statement said. “After lengthy negotiations, our security agencies have taken back these girls, in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities.” 

No details were given about how many suspects were released or their identities.