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82 Chibok girls to meet with their parents in a few days - FG

82 Chibok girls to meet with their parents in a few days - FG

- The federal government has said that the recently released 82 Chibok girls will meet with their parents in a matter of days

- The minister of women affairs Jummai Alhassan said reports that the Nigerian government has prevented the previously released girls from meeting their parents is false

- Alhassan said the 21 Chibok girls were scheduled to travel to Chibok for Easter but the trip was cancelled due to some security concerns

The federal government has said that the recently released 82 Chibok girls will meet with their parents in a matter of days.

Speaking on the return of the girls the minister of women affairs Jummai Alhassan said reports that the Nigerian government has prevented the previously released girls from meeting their parents is false.

"When Chibok 82 parents arrive from Chibok (in a matter of days) doubting Thomases will see that they're truly Chibok girls," Alhassan said.

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NAIJ.com gathered that Alhassan said the 21 Chibok girls were scheduled to travel to Chibok for Easter but the trip was cancelled due to some security concerns.

82 Chibok girls to meet with their parents in a few days - FG

The minister of women affairs Jummai Alhassan said reports that the Nigerian government has prevented the previously released girls from meeting their parents is false

She added that the parents of the girls were later invited to Abuja where they met with their wards.

The minister noted that the girls are currently undergoing a nine-month rehabilitation and reintegration, including classes, sports and vocational training in Abuja.

Alhassan said: "The people complaining that they're not allowed to see the Chibok 21 are not their biological parents or guardians."

"Reports that we are preventing parents from seeing Chibok 21 are absolutely not true. The parents visit from time to time. We're very careful who we grant access to Chibok girls. We will only grant access to their parents, not community members," the minister said.

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It was the choice of the Chibok girls and their parents—when they returned—to stay under the care of the Fed Govt in Abuja

She also added that one of the 21 Chibok girls had asked for permission to visit her family. "We've allowed her to go, she'll be back in 2 weeks," Alhassan said.

Recall that the minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed had earlier said that pictures of the 82 released girls were sent to Chibok for their parents to see.

Mohammed also debunked reports that the federal government was preventing the girls from meeting with their families as widely reported.

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