Joy of joys! The word that comes to us via Sen. Murray and Cantwell's offices and the State Dept in DC is that the US Embassy has picked up the five of them in a van today and taken them to a hotel in Abuja!! We have been told that they have been given a "conditional release" and will have to return on Friday for final processing and to pick up their personal belongings. We hope this will take place quickly so they can head to Lagos to catch their plane home on Sat. evening. We are just waiting with baited breath for any word from any of them. We called the hotel and left a message for Sean. Hopefully soon!