#DapchiGirls: Returned Schoolgirls Head To Yobe Government House
Some of the 105 abducted schoolgirls returned to Dapchi by Boko Haram on Wednesday are on their way to Yobe State Government House in Damaturu.
Bounce News correspondent in the state said the girls were summoned by the state authorities.
The girls are now getting military protection which was never there when they were taken a month and a day ago, making it hard to journalists to speak with them.
They have not been identified because the soldiers rounded them up to begin their journey to the Government House almost immediately after they were returned.
One of the girls, whose name was not revealed told Bounce News, said they were not maltreated by their captors.
All the 105 girls are in good health condition, she said.
The girls will be received at the Government House by the Deputy Governor,
Bounce News also gathered that the Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, was not in the state.
Boko Haram had returned the girls in the early hours of Wednesday and the Nigerian government said it was the outcome of “backchannel” negotiations.
"No ransoms were paid," Ministers told reporters before the Federal Executive Council meeting began in Abuja.
All the kidnapped girls were released except one, named Lydia Salisu, who is believed to be a Christian.
Meanwhile, 5 of the girls didn’t make it, as they died in captivity and were buried by the insurgents in the bush.
The girl who spoke to Bounce News before they began their journey to the Government House said the deaths of the other girls may have been caused by self-starvation or injuries sustained during their abduction.
Two of the girls are now in Dapchi hospital and could not join the convoy because they were too ill.
The return of the girls has also whipped up questions on why Boko Haram members who returned the girls were not arrested.