The sources, however, said some of the girls were not willing to come back, on the grounds that they had gotten married to Boko Haram insurgents with some having children.
Eighty-two schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in 2014, were freed Saturday in exchange for the release of suspected militants, according to a statement from the Nigerian president's office.
The lawmaker while speaking with Vanguard said, "The swap commanders are five, and not two as reported".
The Bring Back Our Girls campaign said Sunday it was happy that Nigeria's government had committed to rescuing the 113 remaining schoolgirls.
In a statement late on Saturday night, the Nigerian government thanked Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross for helping to release the girls after "lengthy negotiations".
"Let me reassure Nigerians, especially relatives and friends of the remaining girls that the Federal Government will spare no effort to see that they and all other Nigerians who have been abducted safely regain their freedom", he said. The photo showed a line of young women wearing shirts with the ICRC logo waiting to board a helicopter.
The girls released in October have been reported to be in government care in Abuja for medical attention, trauma counselling and rehabilitation, according to the government.
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The girls were received behind closed doors by the President as only Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Cameraman and the President's Personal Photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo were allowed in. May 6, 2017: Nigeria's government says another 82 schoolgirls are released.
Some parents did not live long enough to see their daughters released, underscoring the tragedy of the three-year saga.
As word of the latest release emerged, long-suffering family members said they were eagerly awaiting a list of names and "our hopes and expectations are high".
Reports stated that numerous captive girls were forced to marry their captors and gave birth to children in the remote forest hideouts where they were kept. On Friday, the United States and Britain issued warnings that the extremist group was actively planning to kidnap foreigners in an area of Borno state "along the Kumshe-Banki axis". Nigeria's government says another 83 girls would be released "very soon". "Their life in captivity has been one that depicts suffering, it depicts the fact that they have been starved, abused, and as we have seen before some of those girls have come back with children, and some of them have also come back with news of how they have been sexually abused".
The 276 schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok in 2014 are among thousands of people abducted by Boko Haram over the years.
"The Boko haram leaders said as the negotiation continue, no girl will be forced to renounce "her husband" the same way they were not compelled to renounce their faith in the last three years", he said.