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Only One of 21 Freed Chibok Girls Has A Baby – Osinbajo

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Friday, October 14th, 2016
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The Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that one of the 21 freed girls had a baby, stressing that “She is the only one.”


Osinbajo also clarified that there was no swap of the 21 freed Chibok schoolgirls with Boko Haram prisoners.

Osinbajo said this in an interview with State House reporters after visiting with the freed girls at the medical centre of the Department of the State Security (DSS) located at the Airport Road, Abuja.

The vice president also confirmed that the 21 freed girls were in good health, but that they were being taken care of in the medical facility of the DSS.

He stated that the girls would stay at the medical centre for some time until the government was satisfied that they were okay health-wise.

The vice president also hinted that the girls’ parents would be coming to join them on Friday.

“About an hour ago, I met with the 21 Chibok girls who have been brought back and they are in good health considering the circumstances they have been held in, and they are now being well taken care of in the medical facility. They will be staying there for some time until we are satisfied about their health condition. Their parents will be coming to join them hopefully by tomorrow.

“There will be therapy, there will be counselling. Of course, we can imagine what they have gone through. So, we expect that a lot of psychological therapy and so much needs to be done to get them back,” the vice president said.

He also stated: “We should congratulate ourselves and thank the Almighty God for the release and subsequent returning home of 21 of the Chibok girls who were taken almost two years ago. It is an exciting news for the whole country. Everyone is really excited, and I believe that we should be very thankful to God.

“I also want to thank the military and all the security services, DSS, intelligence services across the county as well as our friends and partners, internationally who have also helped in bringing happy ending of the captivity of at least 21 of the Chibok girls.”

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