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FG offers rescued teenager best medical care, life scholarship

Buhari said though the horror Nkeki went through cannot be reversed, the government will ensure the rest of her life takes a completely different course.

Rescued Chibok girl, Amina Ali Nkeki at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

The President made the announcement when he hosted, Nkeki, her 4-month-old baby and her parents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday, May 19.

“Like others all over the world, I’m delighted that Amina Ali one of the missing Chibok girls has regained her freedom‎,” he said.

“But I am deeply sad and disturbed over the horrors the young girl has had to go through at such an early stage in her life. Although we cannot do anything to reverse the horrors of her past, the federal government can and will do everything possible to ensure that the rest of her life takes a completely different course.

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“Amina will get the best care that the Nigerian government can afford, we will ensure that she gets the best medical, emotional and whatever care that she requires to get full recovery and be integrated into the society‎.

“Yesterday, medical personnel from government and other NGOs examine her for a total of about five hours, trauma experts from UNICEF also met her, the federal government will assist the Murtala Mohammed Foundation which has already been providing support for the families of the missing Chibok girls and which runs a trauma and counseling facility in Kano, will also be involved in the ongoing work with Amina in monitoring her progress and any additional support she requires.

“For the continuation of Amina’s education so abruptly disrupted will definitely be a propriety of the federal government, Amina must be able go back to school. Nobody in Nigeria should be put through the brutality of forced marriage, every girl has a right to education and their choice of life.

“Rest assured that this administration will continue to do what it can to rescue the Chibok girls who are still in Boko Haram’s captivity. Amina’s rescue gives us new hope‎ and offers a unique opportunity to vital information,” the President said.

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Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, who led the girl and her relatives to the Villa, said Buhari's emergence as the President is a divine intervention.

He expressed hope that the remaining 218 girls in captivity will be rescued.

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