- Title: Nigeria's released Chibok girls received by women's affairs ministry
- Date: 30th May 2017
- Summary: ABUJA, NIGERIA (MAY 30, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF RECENTLY RELEASED CHIBOK GIRLS WALKING DOWN STEPS INTO WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CENTRE FACILITY GIRLS WALKING BY PARKED BUSES WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, SECURITY ON GUARD GIRLS BEING RECEIVED BY MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS AISHA ALHASSAN PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKING PICTURES OF ALHASSAN WITH GIRLS (SOUNDBITE) (English) MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS, AISHA ALHASSAN, SAYING: "We cannot bring back the three years, OK. We cannot bring back the three years but we will make sure, by the grace of God, that they make up for what they have lost and that is why we have all these programmes that we have here apart from the- number one thing is to keep them, to stabilise them medically and psychologically."
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- 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: LVA0016J169TZ
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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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