Freed Dapchi Schoolgirls Heading To Yobe
The freed Dapchi schoolgirls are on their way back to Yobe State after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
On Sunday, the girls were airlifted from Abuja to Maiduguri, Borno State on their way back home.
After arriving at Maiduguri, they proceeded to Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State.
They had left Yobe State on Wednesday to see the President after a faction of Boko Haram that is affiliated to the Islamic State returned 104 of them out of the abducted 110.
The girls taken from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, on February 20 were released by Boko-Haram insurgents on March 21.
The freed girls, airlifted in a military aircraft, landed at about 10.00 a.m. local time at the 105 Nigeria Air Force Composite Command, Maiduguri.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the girls, accompanied by top government officials and representatives of the parents, left Maiduguri in convoy of buses to Damaturu, where they were expected to be formally handed over to their families.
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One of the parents, Aliyu Maismabu, expressed joy over the development.
Parents had expressed pains over what they referred to as second separation when they were denied access to their children by military personnel who excessively guarded the girls after Boko Haram returned them.
Boko Haram terrorists have in the past eight years attacked communities in northeast Nigeria, with Borno State getting a fair share of the attacks.