Many Chibok girls radicalised, married off — Source

ABUJA—The Chibok community in Abuja has confirmed the identities of 73 of the 82 recently-released school girls, saying they were among the over 200 girls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group in April 2014.

Some of the 82 released Chibok school girls

  Speaking with journalists at the special sit-out of the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, movement, yesterday, in Abuja, Chairman of the Chibok community in Abuja, Hosea Tsambido, however, said the outstanding names would still be cross-matched with a second list, which he said was not in his immediate possession. He said: “As for me, the list I have matches with the names of the released girls.
  In fact, almost all of them, because, the list that I have is not complete, so some have not appeared on it but I am sure that when I get the remaining part of the list, the names of others would be there. “Only nine of the names out of the 82 are not on my list, which, of course, is the original list written by hand, by the parents when they came to give details of their  missing daughters. “However, there were other parents that came later on, and that is why the other nine names are not on my list.”

  Tsambido also restated his earlier revelation that only one of the girls’ parents had been able to establish contact with their daughter. He said: “Like you reported earlier, only one person has been able to establish contact with her daughter and the man is in Lagos. There is the issue of communication infrastructure. The ones (parents) in the village, no contact yet.
  “What is on ground now is that the Federal Government has sent the pictures of the girls home so that people can identify their daughters; perhaps, there would be a set time, when government would invite such parents who are able to identify their daughter. That is what we are waiting for.”

5 commanders 
  The top official pointed out that while the Boko Haram sect specified the names of its five commanders it wanted released in exchange for the 82 girls, the Federal Government did not have a choice but to receive the 82 released by the group.
  He said: “We were in a kind of dilemma because even though we wanted all the girls back in one fell swoop, the sect eventually agreed to release only 82 to us.
  “Again, while they named their commanders to be released, the government could not pick and choose which of the girls to be released and which to be left behind in the custody of the terrorists.”


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