Reports reaching us now states that the Federal Government has said the freed Chibok schoolgirls would not return to their former schools in Chibok, Borno State. Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Al-Hassan stated this while formally receiving the girls from the director of the Department of State Services (DSS) Medical Centre, Anne Okoroafor, at the National Women Development Centre, Abuja, yesterday.
The Federal Government also clarified that the rescued 106 Chibok
schoolgirls were not under compulsion to remain within its care as any
of them who wished to join their parents was free to do so.
No fewer than 219 girls were abducted from their school in April
2014. While the government rescued 103, three others were said to have
escaped from Boko Haram captivity. At least 113 are still in the hands
of the terrorists. Although, the rescued girls have met their parents under strict
government supervision, none of them has returned to live with their
parents in Chibok.