She added that the rescued girls are not allowed to travel as a group because of security concerns and that one of them was now visiting her parents on a two-week break. President Muhammadu Buhari received them at the State House that evening, just before he left the country for London.
Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said officials originally had been negotiating for the release of 83 girls, but one said she wanted to remain.
In April 2014, the girls were forced from their beds in a late-night raid by the militants at a government secondary school in Chibok, in the state of Borno, Northeast Nigeria. Fifty-seven girls were able to escape in the immediate aftermath.
"From what we know of other young women who've returned, the relationships with their captors is very complex and at times quite ambiguous", she told AFP in an email exchange. They are among thousands kidnapped by Boko Haram during its eight-year insurgency.
She added that photos of the 82 girls have been sent to families in Chibok for identification even as she added that families were now meeting to identify their daughters.
"When parents of the 82 Chibok girls arrive from Chibok (in a matter of days) doubting Thomases will see that they are truly ChibokGirls", she added.
Rebecca Yaga and her husband Samuel, are still optimistic that even if their daughter is not part of the 82 girls who were recently released, she will certainly be released. We will do it again if needed. He said, "This is a pleasant second anniversary gift to the people of Nigeria". "They will then organize to bring the parents to Abuja to see their daughters", he said.
"The release of the girls has given further hope to Nigerians that other promises made by the President will be actulalised". Buhari also disclosed the agencies that helped to secure the girls' freedom as "Security Agencies, the Red Cross, local authorities, local and foreign NGOs".
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During the commemoration of May Day barely a week ago, like in the previous years, we had noted that "the victory over Boko Haram can not be complete without the rescue unharmed of the girls".
"Negotiations are ongoing to exchange the remaining girls with Boko Haram detainees".
None of the girls released on Saturday were among those returning to school in September as they were still undergoing medical and psychological treatment in the capital, Abuja, that should last two to three weeks, the government's Twitter feed stated.