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How Boko Haram Used Chibok Girls’ Ransom To Purchase Powerful Weapons

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News had earlier circulated that a ransom was paid for the release of , however, the federal government came out to debunk the news claiming there was nothing of such.

But reports brewing confirm that the recent ransom paid to in exchange for the release of some Chibok girls have contributed to the recent upsurge in the killings and disappearances of soldiers engaged in the fight against the insurgents, senior military sources have revealed.

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The military men said despite the denials by the Federal Government, money was paid to the sect to secure the release of the abducted girls.

It was learnt that the insurgents demanded for $50m for the release of the girls but about a quarter of the sum was eventually paid.

According to Punch, the Nigerian Government paid the cash in two currencies – the naira and the CFA Francs to the leaders of the sect to facilitate the release of the girls.

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