Dapchi Girls Reunite With Parents

The schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram jihadist group in Dapchi, northeastern Nigeria, on February 19 and released this week were reunited with their families on Sunday.

The 105 girls arrived at around 2:30 pm local time (1330 GMT) aboard five buses escorted by the Nigerian army to Dapchi, in Yobe state, where they were greeted by their parents after spending three days with the authorities in the national capital Abuja.

The commissioner of information, Mala Musti, received the girls from federal government team led by Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim.

In his brief massage to the parents, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, who was part of federal government team congratulated the parents and  advised them not to be deterred by the unfortunate incident.

“What happened should not deterred you from sending your children back to school. As Muslims, we should consider it as an act of God, and with prayers, God has returned them back to us safely”, he said.


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