Terrorist group, Boko Haram, has released 13 people including 10, women and three lecturers who were kidnapped in north-eastern Nigeria last year, the government says.
The women were captured during an attack on a police convoy and the lecturers from Maiduguri were taken during an oil exploration trip.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s office said their release was facilitated by the Red Cross.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in a statement said it had acted only as a neutral intermediary and were not involved in the negotiations.
Details of the negotiations were not revealed.