Osinbajo welcomes released Chibok girls

Osinbajo welcomes released Chibok girls


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has received the 21 Chibok girls released by the Boko Haram group on Thursday, October 13.

The girls were among the 219 students abducted from their dormitory in Chibok community, Borno state on April 14, 2014.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo receives the 21 Chibok girls released by the Boko Haram. Photo credits: The Punch

The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu who confirmed the release of the 21 girls had stated that the head of Department of State Services, DSS, Mallam Lawal Daura had briefed the president about their release.

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Shehu had said the girls who were in the custody of the DSS were to be received by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Photos have now emerged showing the vice president receiving the girls.

See more photos of Osinbajo and the Chibok girls below:

Meanwhile, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has described the celebration by the federal government over the release of 21 Chibok girls by the Boko Haram group as a tactic employed by the government to divert the attention of Nigerians away from the hunger in the country.

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Fayose made the claim in Iyin-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti state on Thursday, October 13 during the inaugurating a block of four classrooms built for the Erelu Angela Adebayo Children’s Home.

The governor, according to Vanguard, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the massive hunger that is killing many people in the country.

Source : Naij.com