The federal government said it met with some representatives of the parents of the released by Boko Haram terrorist group.
Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, also said it sent pictures of the released girls through the representatives to be handed over to the parents.
According to him, government needs time to contact the parents of the girls.
The minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed along with his counterpart in the ministry of women affairs, Aisha Alhassan, in an interview with Journalists, said they met with the representatives to reduce the burden of travelling to Abuja for the parents.
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. It will take a few days to coordinate these things,” Mohammed said.
“The girls have been in captivity with terrorists for over three years; so, the standard tests they are being given are HIV and other related STDs, hepatitis, malaria and others.” “They are the same tests that the previously rescued girls had all taken,” the official said.
Recall that the federal government on Wednesday said it met with some representatives of the parents of the 82 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram terrorist group.
The 82 girls were released by Boko Haram terrorists after a negotiation deal with the federal government on Sunday, May 7.
Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu, had also said that the government negotiated for 83 girls but one refused to return.
He said the girl who was unwilling to return said she has found a husband among the Boko Haram terrorists.
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