The presidency have debunk rumors circulating in some mainstream media and social media that another Chibok girls have been rescued. The presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu wrote on Facebook that:
“To my friends spreading the news of a further release of Chibok Girls, we are not there yet. The negotiations are ongoing and the Department of State Service, DSS is full of optimism that they will be successful.
“Today, the DSS took the 21 Girls already secured to Yola, Adamawa State on their way home to celebrate the Christmas with their families. No new girls have been released but by God’s grace, they will be. Happy Christmas, everyone.”