Following the meeting of federal government and the 82 abducted school girls released by Boko Haram at about 7.04pm on Sunday, May 7, names of the rescued girls have been released after a closed door meeting was held between the girls and the president.
The presidency has released the full list of the Chibok schoolgirls who regained freedom from Boko Haram captive, over three years after they were abducted. A list containing the names of the 82 girls released by the terrorists was made available to Channels Television on Sunday, May 7.
Below are the names in no particular order.
Meanwhile, one of the Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram on Saturday returned with a leg amputated, according to report. The unnamed girl was among the 82 girls taken from Banki, a town on the border with Cameroon, to Abuja, where they were taken to a Department of State Services clinic. “Two [of the girls] have injuries,” said, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, who received the girls at the Abuja airport. “One has hand injury, the other has a leg injury.” He was quick to point out that the amputation had nothing to do with the “rescue” operation, which he said was carried out “professionally, without any hitch.”
The director of medicals, DSS Clinic, Anne Okoroafor, assured that the girls would be given adequate medical care. The 82 girls were among the 276 female students kidnapped by Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School on April 14, 2014. Fifty-seven of the girls escaped while being taken away and three others were found or rescued by the military.
On October 13, 2016, 21 girls were freed after the Swiss government and international Committee of Red Cross brokered a deal between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government. The Nigerian government said in April it was collaborating with “foreign entities” to negotiate for the release of the remaining girls.