The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and the Minister of Defense, Mansur Ali announced to the press that the missing Dapchi Girls have been released. The girls were abducted by Boko Haram since February 19th, 2018. According to Lai Mohammed, 91 out of the 110 missing girls were released. It was reported that the release was secured after extensive negotiations and the government claims no ransoms were paid. The girls are currently receiving medical treatment.