82 Chibok girls that recently rescued from Boko Haram will not be allowed to go home to their parents just yet, the Presidency has revealed.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, made this known during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
He stated that 21 of the girls who had been rescued previously had not been fully integrated into society because they had to fully undergo rehabilitation.
When asked to explain why the girls had yet to be returned to their parents, he said, “It is because the rehabilitation and re-integration is a process. Since they came back, they have undergone physical rehabilitation, spiritual rehabilitation, psychological reconditioning, meeting with their families and going on holiday with their families.’’
When asked if it was the same programme the rescued 81 girls would undergo, Adesina said it was likely.
He added, “It is most likely but as you progress, you know you may add and subtract but most likely, it is going to be the same process but from some lessons learnt from the 21, there may be improvements with the 82.”