President Muhammadu Buhari is currently receiving the Dapchi schoolgirls who were released on Wednesday by Boko Haram. The girls were flown to Abuja after they received medical evaluation and were debriefed before meeting the president.
Some top government officials and security chiefs joined Buhari at the meeting, which started at 12.10pm.
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Sources said the Dapchi schoolgirls, heavily guarded by security forces, were taken to Maiduguri by road to the warm embrace of a Federal Government delegation.
“They left Dapchi after they met with their parents and acquaintances; many parents trooped to Dapchi from surrounding villages to catch a glimpse of their daughters.
“They arrived at the Air Force base in Maiduguri around 5pm where they had their lunch before they were airlifted by a military aircraft to Abuja.
“They would most probably meet with President Buhari today because they don’t have much complications; only fatigue because of stress and anxiety,” he said.
President Buhari is also expected to visit Zamfara State, so the president will meet the girls before the trip.
“The presidency is also planning to subject them to counselling, the essence is to disabuse their minds because the Boko Haram told them never to go back to school, they were told to go and marry,” another source said.
The Dapchi schoolgirls arrived Maiduguri at about 4:45 pm along with some of their parents after a brief medical check-up at Dapchi General Hospital.
Theatre Commander, Operations Lafiya Dole, Maj.Gen. Rogers Nicholas handed over the schoolgirls to the Federal Government delegation yesterday.
The leader of the delegation Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) led the Federal Government delegation to receive the girls at 6:30 pm at NAF Base in Maiduguri yesterday.
Other ministers in the delegation included Minister of Information Lai Mohammed and his Women Affairs counterpart Jummai Alhassan