Released Chibok girls undergoing medicals at Aso Rock clinic

The 82 Chibok girls freed the Boko Haram insurgents are currently undergoing medical evaluation at the Aso Rock Clinic, sources within the Presidency can confirm.

The girls freed yesterday by the insurgents were flown to Abuja Sunday afternoon and received by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari on behalf of the President Buhari.

In an interview with Channels Television on Sunday, Kyari said that President Buhari was elated with the release of the girls.

Freed Chibok girl being conveyed in Red cross vehicles

Kyari said, “Since the first set of girls were released last year, he gave instructions to all security agencies to leave no stone unturned until all the girls are released.”

Responding to the release of the girls, the speaker of the house Representative, Hon. Yakubu Dogara congratulated the President for a Job well done.

In a statement by his media adviser, Turaki Hassan, Dogara also commended the efforts of security agencies, individuals, and organisation that made the release of the girls possible.

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The statement read, “Last month, the House of Representatives adopted a motion, urging the Executive to expedite negotiation for the release of the schoolgirls who remained in captivity, and the news of the release of 82 Chibok girls is delightful, to say the least.

“President Buhari has further proven that he is a man of his words, as he could have used the initial inaction by the previous administration as an excuse to not take action, but he didn’t.

“It has been said in many quarters that true leadership is defined not by apportioning blame, but by solving challenges irrespective of their genesis, and the President deserves all commendation for this feat.

“It is extremely gladdening that these 82 girls will finally be reunited with their families.

“It is my ardent hope that they get the required medical attention, and that the other girls and all others who remained in captivity are released soon”.

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The Bring back our girls group, BBOG, also commended the President and the security agencies for making the release of the girls possible.

The group’s commendation was contained in a statement signed by co- convener of the group Oby Ezekwesile.

According to the statement, “The Nigerian Presidency has confirmed that 82 of our missing 195 Chibok Girls have been released via a negotiated deal.

” The efforts were through the combined effort of security agencies, the military, the government of Switzerland, the Red Cross, local and international NGOs.”

“We commend Mr. President, the Federal Government and all the other partners for this heartwarming development.

“We are also glad that the statement from the Presidency makes a strong commitment to rescuing the remaining 113 of our Chibok Girls that are still captives of terrorists.”

The freed Chibok girls are expected to meet with President Buhari Sunday evening.