"The Released Chibok Girls Will Go Back To School" — Presidency

Nigeria’s Vice President has promised the immediate rehabilitation of the 21 Chibok girls who were released by the Boko Haram sect on Thursday. Professor Yemi Osinbajo said this after seeing the girls at the Department Of State Services (DSS) office in Abuja.

Instead of waiting for them at the Presidential Villa, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo found his way to the SSS hospital where the girls are recuperating.

He arrived about 6.30pm with his wife and started by offering prayers for the released girls.

He said that the whole country had been waiting for them to be released and that he came to ensure that they were in good hands to start with.

The Director-General of the SSS, Lawal Daura and the chief medical officer of the hospital, Dr Ann Okoroafor, told the Vice President that a special arrangement has been put in place to ensure that the girls get back to life.

The DSS called them out one after the other beginning with Mary Usman. All of them looked frail, with one of them clutching her baby.

The Vice President, who promised to get the girls back to school as soon as possible said that the federal government would also explore all avenues to ensure that the rest of the girls still in Boko Haram camps were released.

He pledged the readiness of the government to rehabilitate the girls physically and mentally while waiting for their parents to join them.

The Spokesman for the President, Garba Shehu, earlier on Thursday, confirmed that 21 out of the Chibok girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram militants, had been released.


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