President Muhammadu Buhari meets with the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls who were recently released from Boko Haram captive at the presidential Villa.
The girls who had just regained their freedom on Wednesday were airlifted to Abuja with a military plan from Maiduguri after being handed over to the Federal Government.
It was disclosed that, Maj. Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, had handed over the girls to the four-member Federal Government delegation that evening.
The delegation comprised of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahman Danbazzau, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim. Also a member of the House of Representatives, Goni Lawan Bukar was with them.
It was said that, among the 110 girls abducted by Boko Haram on February 19, the Federal Government disclosed the returned of 104 by the terrorists with six unaccounted for.
They were freed with two minors, a boy and a girl who were also airlifted to Abuja with the schoolgirls.
The Federal Government had initially put the number of girls freed at 76 before revising it upwards – to 101, 105 and 104 after verification.
Some of the girls are said to have developed skin reactions while some were seen with broken limbs.
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