Chibok Girls: Presidency Releases Full List Of Freed School Girls


The Presidency has released the full list of the Chibok girls who regained freedom from Boko Haram captive on Saturday after over three years after they were abducted.

According to the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu the schoolgirls were released after months of patient negotiations between the federal government and the terrorist group.

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The girls met with President Mohammadu Buhari on Sunday after they had undergone medical checks.

The freed Chibok girls were brought in two military buses to Aso Rock after they were earlier received in Abuja by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.

Kyari revealed that one of the Chibok girls returned with a leg amputated.“Two [of the girls] have injuries- one has a hand injury, the other has a leg injury,” he added.

He, however, pointed out that the amputation had nothing to do with the “rescue” operation, which he said was carried out “professionally, without any hitch.

The director of medicals, DSS Clinic, Anne Okoroafor, assured that the girls had been given adequate medical care.

The 82 girls were among the 276 female students kidnapped by Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School on April 14, 2014. Fifty-seven of the girls escaped while being taken away and three others were found or rescued by the military.

On October 13, 2016, 21 girls were freed after the Swiss government and international Committee of Red Cross brokered a deal between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government.

The Nigerian government said in April it was collaborating with “foreign entities” to negotiate for the release of the remaining girls.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has again confirmed its role in the release of the released Chibok girls. The body revealed in a statement on Sunday that it only acted as an intermediary between the Boko Haram and the Nigerian Government.

It added that its vehicles were used to transport the freed girls to Nigerian officials at Banki town in Borno State, North-East Nigeria.

“With the agreement of all the parties involved, we acted as a neutral intermediary to facilitate their transport back.

“Many families have lost contact because of the conflict and the Lake Chad crisis. We’re so relieved in this case that families can be reunited,” the statement read.

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Freed Chibok Girls

Below are the names of the released Chibok Girls.

1. Kwatah simon

2. Grace Dauda
3. Junmai Paul

4. Tabita Pogo

5. Yanke Shetima

6. Junmai Miutah

7. Juliana Yakubu

8. Mary Yakubu

9. Ruth Kolo

10. Mairawa Yahaya

11. Rachael Nkeke

12. Fibi Haruna

13. Asaba Manu

14. Esther Usman

15. Filo Dauda

16. Awa Abga

17. Lydia Joshua

18. Naomi Bitrus

19. Martha James

20. Falmata Musa

21. Aisha Ezekiel

22. Awa Yerima

23. Mwada Baba

24. Hannatu Ishaku

25. Mwa Daniel

26. Rifhatu Soloman

27. Maryanu Yakubu

28. Rebecca Joseph

29. Laid Audu

30. Amina Pogu

31. Sarah Nkeki

32. Esther Josiiuwa

33. Saraya Yanga

34. Ruth Amos

35. Hauwa Musa

36. Hauwa Ishaya

37. Glory Aji

38. Mary Ali

39. Rahilla Bitrus

40. Luggwa Mutah

41. Lataba Maman

42. Lydia Habila

43. Deborah Peter

44. Naomi Yaga

45. Kwazigu Haman

46. Lugguwa Samuel

47. Maryamu Lawan

48. Tobita Hellapa (Maryam Lawal)

49. Ruth Ishaku

50. Maryamu Musa

51. Margret Yama

52. Kawa Luka

53. Solomi Titus

54. Naomi Yahona

55. Maimuna Usman

56. Grace Paul

57. Hawa Ntakai

58. Yagana Joshua

59. Comfort Bulus

60. Ramatu Yaga

61. Rhoda Peter

62. Naomi Luka

63. Naomi Adamu

64. Liatu Habila

65. Victoria William

66. Ladi Ibrahim

67. Christiana Ali

68. Hanatu Stephen

69. Patina Tabji

70. Martha James

71. Tabita Sila

72. Yana Bukar

73. Abigie Bukar

74. Hadiza Yakubu

75. Naomi Zakariya

76. Maryamu Wari

77. Amina Bulama

78. Asabe Lawan

79. Mary Dauda

80. Maryamu Balama

81. Naomi Philemon

82. Saratu Ayuba

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