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Aisha Buhari meets 82 Chibok school girls in Abuja

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases Aisha Buhari meets 82 Chibok school girls in Abuja
Eleena Tovar | 15 May, 2017, 20:10

Mrs. Alhassan, the Women's Affairs minister, said that the girls would be reintegrated back to the society after they had undergone psycho-therapy.

One father said he was thrilled to find out his daughter was among those released in exchange for five Boko Haram commanders.

It is unclear how many Boko Haram prisoners were released in exchange for the girls. He also said this government will do all it can to rescue them alive.

Campaigners observe a minute silent for the remaining Kidnapped schools during their daily sit outs in Abuja, Nigeria. Tuesday. May 9, 2017.

The 103 schoolgirls released from captivity after being taken by Islamist militants Boko Haram in Chibok, north-east Nigeria, will go back to school in September, a minister has said.

None of the 21 girls who were released in October have been able to move back home, and almost seven months later they are still being held on a military re-integration programme.

The minister also assured the girls that in a matter of days, they would be reunited with their families.

Boko Haram has killed thousands and displaced more than 2 million people across northeast Nigeria and surrounding countries.

"Some community leaders from Abuja, who went with them, were barred from entering". FILE- In this Monday May. Nigeria's presidency has released the names of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed from the Boko Haram extremists.

Recall that the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the main opposition party had criticised the swap deal that led to Boko Haram's release of 82 Chibok girls while some imprisoned members of the sect were released by the Nigerian government.

She said before the arrival of the 82 girls, the government had been taking care of the 24 previously-released girls, and 4 babies.

"When they get the pictures, they see them and verify, then they come on board to Abuja to see their daughters".

In December, families who are seen as key to the girls' recovery complained they were blocked from celebrating Christmas together.

Aisha Yesufu, coordinator of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group, told AFP news agency, that they were working to match the parents to their daughters.

Speaking while presenting a peace flag to the Nigerian army, at the Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja, Princess Lillian Cosmos, FCT Coordinator, Africa Arise for Change Network commended President Buhari for keeping to his promise and facilitating the freedom of the girls after three years.