Osinbajo formally welcomed 21 Chibok girls to Nigeria
On Thursday evening, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo led some top government officials to visit the girls at the DSS Medical Centre, Airport Road, Abuja, where they are currently receiving medical attention. Osinbajo said that only one of the 21 released Chibok girls has a baby . . .
The VP was accompanied by the Director-General of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Daura; Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed; Minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan; Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Zaynab Ahmed; and the Special Adviser to the President on Social Protection Plan, Mrs. Maryam Uwais, later briefed State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The VP said the girls were in good health, considering the circumstances in which they lived in captivity and they will continue to receive medical attention while their parents would join them on Friday.
Osinbajo said, “About an hour ago, I met with the 21 Chibok girls who have been brought back and they are in good health, considering the circumstances they have been held in and they are now being well taken care of in a medical facility.
“They will be staying there for sometime until we are satisfied about their health. Their parents will be coming to join them, hopefully by tomorrow (Friday).
Photo: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo speaking to the 21 Chibok girls at the DSS HQ, Abuja
Freed Chibok girls to be tested for HIV/AIDS
Photo: VP Yemi Osinbajo said that only one of the 21 released Chibok girls has a baby | Chibok girl with her baby (front row, 1st right)
Doctors will test the just released 21 Chibok girls for any sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS. The Chibok girls are camped at the national headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.
Apart from this, he said that doctors and psychologists and other health providers would also examine the girls.
Journalists who visited the DSS headquarters, was told that there was a directive from “above” not to allow journalists have access to the girls.
He said the vice-president would give directive on whether their pictures should be taken or not.
Even at that, he added, “this would only be done after the parents of the girls have been contacted.”
FG releases names of freed Chibok girls
Photos of VP Yemi Osinbajo meeting with the 21 Chibok girls, below:
The Nigerian government has released the names of the 21 Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram on Thursday.
Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, released the names late Thursday after the girls met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The names of the 21 Chibok girls made available by the federal government
1. Mary Usman Bulama
2. Jummai John
3. Blessing Abana
4. Lugwa Sanda
5. Comfort Habila
6. Maryam Basheer
7. Comfort Amos
8. Glory Mainta
9. Saratu Emannuel
10. Deborah Ja’afaru
11. Rahab Ibrahim
12. Helen Musa
13. Maryamu Lawan
14. Rebecca Ibrahim
15. Asabe Goni
16. Deborah Andrawus
17. Agnes Gapani
18. Saratu Markus
19. Glory Dama
20. Pindah Nuhu
21. Rebecca Mallam
21 Chibok girls release not based on swap – Lai Mohammed
The Nigerian Government said that the release of the 21 Chibok school girls was not based on swap but on confidence building.
The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this in Abuja at a world press conference held on the latest development on the abducted Chibok Girls. Contrary to earlier report that the girls were released on swap basis he said the release was secured based on a very delicate negotiation and confidence built over time.
FG providing health needs of 21 girls released by Boko Haram – Presidency
The Presidency has said that it is giving urgent medical attention to the 21 Chibok girls who regained their freedom from Boko Haram on Thursday.
The federal government will adequately debrief the girls. Government officials have started contacting their parents as part of the necessary verification exercise and will release their names to the public as soon as the verification is concluded.
Video showing the 21 Chibok girls meeting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
The 21 released Chibok girls were received by Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Click to watch the video of the encounter at the Headquarters of the DSS in Abuja, below: