Right Now We Are Delighted – Aisha Yesufu

The Bring Back Our Girls campaign group has expressed gladness over the fact that the Federal Government was able to secure the release of 82 Chibok school girls out of the over 200 girls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents.

While commending President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Government and all the other partners, the group also believes that the rehabilitation of the girls as well as reuniting them with their parents is another key step that should be taken immediately.

Undiluted Joy

“We are extremely delighted at this news, at the fact that 82 of our Chibok girls are back, and so right now the total is 106. We still have 113 out there waiting to be brought back home but right now, we are delighted, its a happy day and we are looking forward to the fact that 82 families would be able to have undiluted joy when they finally are reunited with their daughters.”

The co-convener of the BBOG, Mrs Aisha Yesufu, said this in an exclusive interview with Channels Television in Abuja.

Meanwhile, speaking on the overall well-being of the 21 girls who had been rescued earlier, Yesufu stated that although the government had denied them access to the girls, they have continued to push for their proper rehabilitation and most importantly, their return to school.

This according to her, would deny the insurgents the glory.

“Unfortunately, when they were brought back, the Federal Government didn’t give us access and we said that was okay, all we wanted was access between the girls and their parents. Let them be able to meet, let them be re-integrated and rehabilitated into the society and ensure that they go on to get that education.”

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The 82 Chibok girls that were freed from Boko Haram captivity, have arrived in Abuja.

The girls have been received by the Chief of Staff to the Nigerian President, Abba Kyari.

They are however, still expected to meet with President Buhari by 4:00pm today.

Some of the 82 girls as they board an aircraft. Courtesy: ICRC AFRICA

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The ICRC transporting the 82 released girls

Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), tweeted what might be the first public image of the girls, freed by Boko Haram extremists.

“A happy sight for families missing moved ones,” the aid group said.

The girls who were freed in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects detained by the government, are currently at the Department of State Services (DSS) hospital for medical profiling.