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A cross-section of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently freed from the Boko Haram terrorists who were handed to the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Al-Hassan by the Department of State Security Service (DSS), in Abuja on Tuesday (30/5/17). The Ministry is to immediately commence a comprehensive process of the girls’ rehabilitation. 02910/30/5/2017/Anthony Alabi/BJO/NAN

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday handed over the recently released Chibok Girls, abducted by Boko Haram terrorists to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development for rehabilitation.

The 82 girls were released after the Federal Government agreed to swap them for some members of the terror group.

Recall that 21 girls were released in October 2016.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, represented by his Chief Personal Physician, Dr Nicholas Audifferen, gave assurance that the Federal Government remained committed to the well being of the girls.

Osinbajo said the Buhari administration would do everything possible to ensure that the girls were rehabilitated and reintegrated into society.

“It is the role of government to ensure that you are safe and properly cared for,” he said.

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Al-Hassan (2nd, L); Director of Medical Services, Department of State Security Service (DSS), Dr Ann Okoroafor (R) and two of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently freed from the Boko Haram terrorists during the symbolic hand-over of the girls from DSS to the Ministry, in Abuja on Tuesday (30/5/17). The Ministry is to immediately commence a comprehensive process of the girls’ rehabilitation.
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The Director Medical Services, DSS, Dr Anne Okorafor, who handed over the girls to the ministry, said they were medically, psychologically and physically fit.

“All the investigation required has been done and we have treated the girls except for a few of them who require additional follow up treatment,” Okoroafor said.

While receiving the girls, the Minister, Aisha Alhassan said they wi remain under government’s care until September when they will be reintegrated into school at the commencement of the new academic session.

Alhassan also refuted the allegation that the girls were being kept against their wish, saying “government is only trying to ensure that they are well catered for.”

‘”Nobody is holding the girls against their wish; these girls have gone through a lot and we need to help them to fit back into the society.

“They have missed a lot and we have brought teachers to help them to catch up with what they have lost while away under captivity; but anyone who wishes to go back is free to do so,” she said.

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Al-Hassan (R) welcoming the 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently freed from the Boko Haram terrorists to her custody in Abuja on Tuesday (30/5/17). The girls were handed over by the Department of State Security Service (DSS) for the Ministry to immediately commence a comprehensive process of their rehabilitation.
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The Child Protection Specialist of UNICEF, Samuel Manyok, said the organisation is glad to be part of the stakeholders involved in providing the girls with necessary rehabilitation.

According to Manyok, his organisation looks forward to closer relationship with all stakeholders in rehabilitating the girls.

On his part, the Deputy Representative of UNFPA, Dr Eugene Kongnyuy said the handover is a new chapter for the girls.

5 Comments

  1. KPOMKWEM

    May 31, 2017 at 2:20 am

    NOTHING ON BIAFRA DAY CELEBRATION? WOW!!
    BYE FELICIA…

  2. Beeeee

    May 31, 2017 at 6:33 am

    When will they be released to their families? For girls who have been through this kind of trauma, school isn’t important at this moment. They need to go back to their families so that the healing process can begin. Moving them around and keeping them together still feels like they are in captivity. Their parents are complaining about not having access to them. How is this considered freedom? Or is this government scared of something they might say? #wewait.

    • HAUSE dem wey bring us great shame as a Nation

      May 31, 2017 at 10:53 am

      I TRULLY LAUGH FOR EVERY TIME I SEE THIS COVERAGE! I for one don’t feel the least bit sorry for these maidens. It would have just been the same if they stayed!

      WHAT CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIA DON’T UNDERSTAND! See smiles on their faces. Do those faces look like the faces of somebody who underwent trauma. Soon they’ll be on their feet and running to their favorite mosque to pray their five time prayers. These are people who have accepted Arab superiority over them through ‘coerced’ genetic-sexual affiliation. They bring us a great deal of Shame! They are not like the rest of us_!

      I DON’T UNDERSTAND WAT UR TRYIN TO CURE WHEN THERE IS NOTHING TO CURE! This is who they are. They are slaves. They were slaves before their mothers were born. why do u think the british named the country of their Origin “NIGER” – literary translating to slaves! Justivagine the shock upon horror the british must have encountered in learning the Northern man’s mentallity! Just Listen to the name he has selected for his kingdom – ‘HAUSA’ – Duzn’t dat sound like a land where men wear long gowns and walk around carrying flower pots on their heads!

  3. BOSS

    May 31, 2017 at 8:02 am

    IDP Campees looking like Somalia refugees. Sambisa forest returnees looking fresh. There is God.

  4. sorry but needs be said!

    May 31, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I TRULLY LAUGH EVERY TIME I SEE THIS COVERAGE! I for one don’t feel the least bit sorry for these maidens. It would have just been the same if they stayed! Their grandmothers have been playing this role; since before their Grand mothers.

    WHAT CHRISTIANS IN NIGERIANS DON’T UNDERSTAND! See smiles on their faces. Do those faces look like the faces of somebody who underwent trauma. Soon they’ll be on their feet and rushing to the mosque to pray their five prayers. Having forgotten all about it.

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND WAT UR TRYIN TO CURE WHEN THERE IS NOTHING TO CURE! This is who they are. They are slaves. They were slaves before their mothers were born. why do u think the british named the country of their Origin “NIGER” – literary translating to slaves! Just listen to their name HAUSA – Duzn’t it sound like a land where men wear long gowns and carry flower pots on their heads!

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