- Title: Nigeria's released Chibok girls received by women's affairs ministry
- Date: 30th May 2017
- Summary: GIRLS SEATED AS OFFICIAL ADDRESSES THEM VARIOUS OF GIRLS SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (English) MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS, AISHA ALHASSAN, SAYING: "If any one of them today says she wants to go home we are very pleased to call her parents, because it will mean that she has forgotten the trauma and she is ready to reintegrate. We will call the parents and say 'OK, come and take your daughter, she wants to go home.' All I'm trying to say is that they are here in their free will. No compulsion. They are free to go home anytime they want." VARIOUS OF SOME RELEASED CHIBOK GIRLS WALKING ON TOP FLOOR OF RESIDENTIAL HOSTEL VARIOUS OF EMPTY CLASSROOM WHERE RELEASED CHIBOK GIRLS HOLD CLASSES EXTERIOR OF BUILDING AT WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
- Embargoed: 13th June 2017 13:53
- Keywords: chibok girls Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan Boko Haram rehabilitation
- Location: ABUJA, NIGERIA
- City: ABUJA, NIGERIA
- Country: Nigeria
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0036J169TZ
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- Story Text: Nigeria's state security agency handed the recently released 82 Chibok girls over to the country's Ministry of Women's Affairs on Tuesday (May 30).
Since their release on May 6, the girls have been kept at a Department of State Services (DSS) medical facility where they have undergone medical checks and trauma evaluation.
Following the hand over, the girls are to be housed in Abuja's Women Development Centre, where Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan says they will be rehabilitated in order to "make up for what they have lost". Alhassan added that the girls can return to their families any time they want.
The schoolgirls, now young women, were among 276 female students taken from their school in Chibok in the remote northeastern Borno state in April 2014 by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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