Nigeria leader meets freed Chibok girls

Nigeria: 82 Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram in exchange for terror group suspects

Nigeria leader meets freed Chibok girls

Rep. Asabe Bashir, lawmaker (APC Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok Federal Constituency of Borno) in the House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to ensure the speedy release of the remaining Chibok girls.


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"The president was delighted to receive them and he promised that all that is needed to be done to reintegrate them into the society will be done", said presidential spokesman Femi Adesina. He met with the girls at his official residence.

"The ICRC and the Swiss government deserve praise for tactful handling of the issue and mediating in several months of negotiations to obtain Saturday's release of the girls".

It believed that with such exchange, the Boko Haram terrorists had been emboldened to continue their terror and kidnapping of innocent people.

Other Nigerians, including some parents of the kidnapped girls, gathered in Abuja at the Unity Fountain to celebrate the weekend release. The schoolgirls are expected to see their families but be kept in government care for counseling and medical treatment.

The Bring Back Our Girls campaign said Sunday it was happy that Nigeria's government had committed to rescuing the 113 remaining schoolgirls.

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The confirmation Sunday comes a day after the young women were liberated after more than three years in captivity by the Islamic militants. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. Others did not want to come home either because they'd been radicalized by their captors. The group had seized thousands of captives in less than a decade.

57 of the 276 managed to escape in the hours that followed on that fateful evening three years ago.

Parents of the schoolgirls were waiting for a government list of names of those who had been freed.

Yet mediator and lawyer Zannah Mustapha said some of the abducted girls had refused to go home, fuelling fears that they have been radicalised by the jihadists, and may feel afraid, ashamed or even too powerful to return to their old lives.

Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation, which helped the first group of students, said she hoped the girls would be able to see their families during the rehabilitation process.

Their meeting with the president apparently took place before they were reunited with their parents and relatives.

Chibok schoolgirls, recently freed from Nigeria extremist captivity.

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