Connect with us

News

Recently Released Chibok Girls Reunite with their Parents in Abuja | Photos

BellaNaija.com

Published

 on

The recently released 82 Chibok school girls have reunited with their parents on Saturday in Abuja in an emotion-laden occasion.

Joe Mutah, the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

Pic. 21. One of rescued Chibok School Girls with her Mother during their reunion in Abuja on Saturday (20/5/17.
02683//20/5/2017/JAU/NAN

Pic. 21. One of rescued Chibok School Girls with her Mother during their reunion in Abuja on Saturday (20/5/17.
02683//20/5/2017/JAU/NAN

Pic. 21. One of rescued Chibok School Girls with her parents during their reunion in Abuja on Saturday (20/5/17.
02683//20/5/2017/JAU/NAN

Mutah said that the girls were earlier reunited with 24 others who were released to the Federal Government last year.

He said the Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Jummai Alhassan, disclosed at the event that a group of experts had been put together to address the girls’ psycho-social support and medical needs.

Mutah said that the Minister was represented by Abidemi Aremo, the Director Planning, Research and Statistics in the Ministry.

He quoted the Minister as saying: “the children are being rehabilitated and we believe that in due course they will be properly aligned with their families.”

“Intensive medical attention is being administered and as soon as they are done, they will be enrolled into a remedial programme’’.

Alhasan also disclosed that the 24 others who were rescued last year were undergoing psycho-social counselling and remedial programmes preparatory to their enrolment in school next academic session.

“For the 21 and three that were earlier released, I wish to inform us that their psycho-social counselling is still in progress and of course they have started remedial classes.

They are being taught five subjects, which is designed with a view to getting them back to school come the next school session, which is in September this year.

They will be settled in various schools and I am sure they will continue their education from there,’’ she said.

Pic .9. The 82 rescued Chibok School Girls and the 21 rescued by the Federal Government last year, during their reunion in Abuja on Saturday (20/5/17).
02675/20/5/2017/JAU/NAN

Pic. 5. The 82 rescued Chibok School Girls and the 21 rescued by the Federal Government last year, during their reunion in Abuja on Saturday (20/5/17).
02671/20/5/2017/JAU/NAN

Pic.8. The 82 rescued Chibok School Girls and the 21 rescued by the Federal Government last year, during their reunion in Abuja on Saturday (20/5/17).
02674/20/5/2017/JAU/NAN

Pic.7. The 82 rescued Chibok School Girls and the 21 rescued by the Federal Government last year, during their reunion in Abuja on Saturday (20/5/17).
02673/20/5/2017/JAU/NAN

Pic.6. The 82 rescued Chibok School Girls and the 21 rescued by the Federal Government last year, during their reunion in Abuja on Saturday (20/5/17).
02672/20/5/2017/JAU/NAN

The Minister reassured of the Federal Government’s commitment to intensifying efforts to rescue the remaining girls in captivity and expressed appreciation to all those involved in the rescue mission.

The Chairman of the parents of the abducted school girls, Yakubu Nkeki said their joy had no bounds and thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for wiping away their tears.

So far, a total of 106 Chibok school girls, out of the 219 captured on the night of April 14, 2014, have regained freedom.

13 Comments

  1. Darius

    May 20, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Tears of joy! Bitter-sweet reunion! I’m teary-eyed.

    Still waiting for Buhari to name and shame the sponsors of Boko Haram, and have them prosecuted like he promised.

    • Nigeria we hail the....

      May 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      You go wait tire all you gullible Nigerians. Name and shame indeed when Buhari is d head of boko Haram Boko Haram is the militia arm of Northern APC.

    • Jabawale

      May 22, 2017 at 7:37 am

      I give them 2 minutes untill they are running back singing praises for these Jihadists. This is the life Islam has selected for them.. Northern Nigeria = Compromised ethnic alliance.

  2. Lami

    May 20, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Thank God for the parents and girls.

  3. funmilola

    May 20, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Joy!
    What money can’t buy……

  4. Sansarai

    May 20, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Heartwarming. @BN editorial team: please change caption from “during their reunite” to “during their reunion”. Thanks

  5. Kili

    May 20, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks to Obi Ezekwesili.

  6. Nunulicious

    May 21, 2017 at 2:22 am

    Later one idiot will say these are old pictures from years ago.
    Welcome home girls. Happy reunion

  7. Thank You Lord!!

    May 21, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Lord, I will lift mine eyes to the hills
    Knowing my help is coming from You
    Your peace You give me in times of the storm

    You are the source of my strength
    And You are the strength of my life
    I lift my hands in total praise to You

  8. Dami

    May 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Oby Ezekwesili…..your name will be remembered for good. you saw a cause that defied religion and tribe and fought like your child was kidnapped. May posterity look kindly on you and all the many others that fought this cause including Aisha Sessy of CNN

  9. Abimbola

    May 22, 2017 at 8:22 am

    These pictures brought tears to my eyes.
    Oby Ezekwesili,A MOTHER INDEED!!

  10. benosky

    May 22, 2017 at 9:25 am

    To God be the glory. One can not compere anything in life to freedom and joy. See the joy in form of tears and smile in their faces. Kudos to all the people, organs and the FGN that makes it posssible

  11. meme

    May 22, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    I love that they dressed the girls so beautifully to meet their parents.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Star Features

Recent Posts

Get The Pan-Atlantic Advantage

Advertisement
css.php