FG sends Chibok girls’ photos to parents

by Azeez Adeniyi

The Federal Government said it has met with representatives of parents of the 82 rescued Chibok girls.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this during an interview on Wednesday.

Mohammed said the representatives were given photographs of the girls to be handed over to their parents.


He said the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, met with the representatives.

Mohammed said the option was considered because it would be inconvenient to ask all the parents to fly to Abuja.

He said, “Chibok is not one village; the girls are from several communities. You need time to contact the parents. The Minister of Women Affairs has met with members of the Chibok association and they have been given pictures and names of the girls and in the next few days, we will get feedback.

“We don’t want a situation where somebody’s daughter, who is not there, will come all the way to Abuja only to be disappointed while the parents, whose daughters were actually rescued, would be left behind.

“So, it will take a few days to coordinate these things.”

Mohammed said the rescued girls were still undergoing several tests because they had been in captivity for three years and would need thorough examination.

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