President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at the council chambers in Abuja. 

The FEC meeting is coming on a day that 105 schoolgirls abducted from a technical college in Dapchi were returned by Boko Haram members.

Before the meeting started, the Ministers of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed and that of Defence Dan Ali, briefed reporters on the return of the girls. 

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Reporters had asked what the government gave in exchange for the 105 girls, but Mr Mohammed said the girls were returned without ransoms paid.

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Their release is the outcome of “backchannel” negotiations, the government officials said.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was also at the meeting where prayers were said, thanking God for the return of the girls taken away one moth and a day ago.

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