NIGERIA: 82 CHIBOK GIRLS RELEASED

NIGERIA: 82 CHIBOK GIRLS RELEASED

Aboard a Nigerian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter, eighty-two freed girls arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday afternoon from Maiduguri and they were received on behalf of the President by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District said that an unnamed negotiator, The Swiss Government and the International Committee of Red Cross led the negotiation for the release of the abducted Chibok girls.

Upon their arrival, the girls were taken for medical check-ups at the DSS Medical center and thereafter were taken to meet with the President

The President in his speech said, “This is a pleasant second-anniversary gift to the people of Nigeria. I cannot express, in a few words, how happy I am to welcome our dear girls back to freedom.

“On behalf of all Nigerians, I will like to share my joy with you, your parents, your relatives, friends, and Government of Borno State on regaining your freedom.

“The Federal Government will like to commend the security agencies, the Red Cross, local authorities, local and foreign NGOs and all those who contributed in one way or another to secure the release of our Chibok girls.

The Federal Government and security agencies involved in the release of the girls were applauded by the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, Bring Back Our Girls, the Arewa Consultative Forum and the All Progressives Congress.

They commended the President, the Federal Government and all the other partners for the heart-warming development. And they were also glad that the Presidency made a strong commitment to rescuing the remaining 113 girls still held in captive.

Liatu Habila

Victoria William

Ladi Ibrahim

Christiana Ali

Hanatu Stephen

Patina Tabji

Martha James

Tabita Sila

Yana Bukar

Abigie Bukar

Hadiza Yakubu

Naomi Zakariya

Maryamu Wari

Amina Bulama

Asabe Lawan

Mary Dauda

Maryamu Balama

Naomi Philemon

Saratu Ayuba

Kwatah Simon

Grace Dauda

Junmai Paul

Tabita Pogo

Yanke Shetima

Junmai Miutah

Juliana Yakubu

Mary Yakubu

Ruth Kolo

Mairawa Yahaya

Rachael Nkeke

Fibi Haruna

Asaba Manu

Esther Usman

Filo Dauda

Awa Abga

Lydia Joshua

Naomi Bitrus

Martha James

Falmata Musa

Aisha Ezekiel

Awa Yerima

Mwada Baba

Hannatu Ishaku

Mwa Daniel

Rifhatu Soloman

Maryanu Yakubu

Rebecca Joseph

Laid Audu

Amina Pogu

Sarah Nkeki

Esther Josiiuwa

Saraya Yanga

Ruth Amos

Hauwa Musa

Hauwa Ishaya

Glory Aji

Mary Ali

Rahilla Bitrus

Luggwa Mutah

Lataba Maman

Lydia Habila

Deborah Peter

Naomi Yaga

Kwazigu Haman

Lugguwa Samuel

Maryamu Lawan

Tobita Hellapa (Maryam Lawal)

Ruth Ishaku

Maryamu Musa

Margret Yama

Kawa Luka

Solomi Titus

Naomi Yahona

Maimuna Usman

Grace Paul

Hawa Ntakai

Yagana Joshua

Comfort Bulus

Ramatu Yaga

Rhoda Peter

Naomi Luka

Naomi Adamu

List of the 82 freed Chibok girls