What Has Become Of The Rescued Chibok Girl? Family, BBOG Demands


The family of the only rescued Chibok girl, identified as Amina Ali Darsha Nkekei, and the Bring Back Our Girls campaigners are demanding that the government provide news of her whereabouts.

It is more than a month since the 19-year-old was sent for rehabilitation and the family is now desperate to know more about her.

Yakubu Nkeki, an uncle to the girl told The Associated Press by telephone on Thursday.

“Even this morning people came to my house asking if I had been able to find out her whereabouts. It’s outrageous! Some people are crying!”

“We don’t understand why the government wants to keep her family away.”

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President Buhari With Amina Nkeki, one of the Rescued Chibok Girls.

The BBOG movement has also sought news about Nkekei as it claims that after the 19 May meeting with the president, no one has ever seen her. The movement’s founders Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili said in a statement:

“It is now more than one month since Ms Ali was rescued and her avowed restoration process by the federal government as pledged by the president began. Having given a reasonable length of time, our movement has a number of concerns regarding Amina Ali as well as the rest of our Chibok girls still in the terrorist enclave.

“We are extremely disappointed with the evident lull in rescue actions and lack of any progress report.”

Amina was reportedly found last month wandering on the fringes of Sambisa Forest with her 4-month-old baby and the child’s father, a Boko Haram fighter, who she said helped her escape. She was afterwards flown to the capital, Abuja, for a televised meeting at which President Muhammadu Buhari promised her the best care and rehabilitation.

Even the international Human Rights Watch  have gotten interested in the case, asking to know what has become of her. The London-based rights organization’s Nigeria researcher Mausi Segun said to the AP.

“Nigerian authorities should clarify Amina’s present legal status. Is she a detainee? On what charges? Is her isolation, along with her mother and baby, of her own free will or forced by authorities?”

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Wednesday marked the 800th day of the mass abduction that outraged the world. The abduction of 276 secondary school girls in Chibok, Borno state. Although, 57 of the girls escaped during the period, 219 are still unrecovered.