Some communities in Chibok, southern Borno, erupted in joy on Saturday evening, following news of the release of 82 students abducted from Government Secondary School in the town.
Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped them on April 14, 2014.
The federal government has been involved in talks with the sect, which led to the freedom of some of the girls.
However, on Saturday, there were reports that a new set had been released and that they were at Banki, a town in Borno.
TheCable gathered that this news brought about widespread celebration across communities like Ymir Ali, Njoma, Gwandan Rimirgu, Mikabu as well as Chanchan Bulguma in Askira Uba in the southern part of the state
Muhammad Askira, national secretary of Kibaku area development association (KADA), a Chibok socio-cultural group, said the report renewed the hope of the people.
“We the people of Chibok have a course to celebrate. We are yet to see our daughters, but this has renewed our hope that President Buhari is committed to rescuing our parent,” he said.
On April 14, 2014, 276 girls were abducted. 81 have since regained freedom.
The military authorities are yet to confirm the latest release.
Editor’s note: The featured image is of the Chibok girls released in October 2016