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Boko Haram: Abducted Chibok Girls Case Still Open – Lai Moh’d

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has assured the international community that the federal government is working with its Swiss partners and others to track and secure the release of remaining abducted Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity.

Mohammed disclosed this at a briefing at the Department of African Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC.

He said that the government had never for one day forgotten or closed the case of the abducted Chibok girls.

“A few days ago was the fifth anniversary of the abducted girls and that means they were kidnapped more than a year before President Muhammadu Buhari administration came into power.

“It was the engagement of this government that led to the release of 107 of the girls and what I can assure you is that the government is still engaging in trying to find out where the girls are and what has become of them.

“However, some of these negotiations are very delicate due largely to the fact that it takes a lot of time and there is a sort of fractionalisation within the terrorist group.

“We are still working with our Swiss partners and the others every day so that we can be able to track where these girls are, what has become of them and how many are left.

“However, these are not something you can disclose, anyhow because of the sensitivity,” NAN quoted him as saying.

Responding to question on the reintegration and sponsorship of the girls, the minister said, going by the experiences of the 107 girls that were released, the government took responsibilities for their reintegration and got them all back to schools.

He said only recently, there were media reports about the bright performances of some of the girls in their respective fields.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.