PHOTO NEWS: Released Chibok girls travel home for Christmas


It was an emotional scene in Yola, Adamawa State, on Thursday, as the recently released 21 Chibok girls stopped over, on their way home for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The girls, released in October, were abducted alongside over 200 others in April 2014.

They were escorted to Yola by operatives of the State Security Service, and the military.

The Adamawa State governor, Bindo Jibrilla, said the girls’ reunion with their families was an event many prayed for.

“For me, it is a rare opportunity to see you in Adamawa healthy and sound, we are grateful to almighty Allah and also commend the present administration for the efforts in fighting insurgency,” the governor said.

“Let’s all join hands and pray for the rescue of the remaining students and all those who had been abducted by the Boko Haram,’’ urges Bindow.

Yakubu Nkike, chairman of Chibok girls parents association, said, “We are overwhelmed with joy that our girls have been found alive. I cannot talk more because we are on our way to home”.

Speaking about their experiences, Asabe Modu, one of the released girls, said while in captivity, they went for days without food.

“I narrowly escaped bomb blast in the forest. I never knew there would be a day like this that I will meet with my parents and relations again. I will give thanks to God,” she said, as she pleaded for prayers for those still in captivity.


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  • Decimator

    Were they released from Boko Haram´s captivity since last October only
    to be taken Captive by the presidency till date? And are they just to
    celebrate the Christmas and New Year with their relatives and report
    back to their presidential captivity or now totally free at last? Ever
    getting more Interesting!

  • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

    There is nothing hidden that shall not be revealed, there is no conspiracy no matter how sophisticated that will not revealed. The only matter therein is the time factor.
    Why did Boko Haram kidnap these girls in the first instance, why did they go after the girls of a particular faith, how come only these few were released, how did they arrive at the ones to let go from a pool of over 200,why is the propaganda of Bring back our girls group no more serious at this point, why are the prominent actors amongst them compensated by Bulgari, why is government not interested in probing the circumstances that led to these outrageous kidnap and bring the perpetrators to book.
    May God’s unending judgment be upon all those who conspired to defile, humiliate and violate the privacy and dignity of these daughters of Abraham because of political gain. May they have unending pain and sorrow till their generation pay the recompense of this wicked enterprises.