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Chibok girls refused to return because she found a husband – Garba Shehu

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  • Garba Shehu, special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity negotiated for 83 girls
  • He said one of the girls was unwilling to return home
  • He said the girl refused to come home because she has found a husband among the terrorists

One of the Chibok girls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group refused to return home, she insisted that “she has found a husband.”

Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, revealed this while speaking on Channels TV, Tuesday morning.

82 of the girls had been swapped on Saturday, April 5, with some detained members of the sect.

Shehu said the negotiation had been that 83 girls would be freed from the militant group but one of the girls was unwilling to return.

“83 were negotiated to come back but one said I have found a husband, I am happy where I am. So they left her and brought back the 82,” he said.

“At first, when the negotiation started people were ridiculing us. But we are here now.”

President Muhammadu Buhari has however promised Nigerians that the battle against insurgency will not be complete without the return of the girls who were abducted, more than a year before Buhari took office.