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FG has sent photos of released Chibok Girls to parents – Lai Mohammed

by on May 12, 2017
 
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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