Contrary to speculations, the Borno state government has reaffirmed that the 293 females rescued from Sambisa forest, Boko Haram stronghold, on Tuesday, April 28 are from Bumsiri village, Damboa local government and not Chibok.
Govt reaffirms Chibok girls are still missing
The Borno state government has reaffirmed that the 293 females rescued from Sambisa forest are from Bumsiri village, Damboa local government and not Chibok.
The Commissioner for Information in the state, Dr. Mohammed Bulama, disclosed this to journalists in Maiduguri, Borno capital, on Wednesday, April 29.
"These girls and women rescued are still our daughters as much as the Chibok girls and we have to commend the military for liberating them, hoping that the rest will equally be liberated. Though everyone had thought they were the Chibok girls because of the hype surrounding the abduction of the girls, but we should not lose sight of the fact that they are as important as the Chibok girls and those that are still in captivity, which we hope would be liberated soon. But at the moment, we are looking up to the time the 293 women and girls would be handed to us so that we can begin the process of rehabilitating and reintegrating them back into the society.” he said.
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