The Nigerian Army on Wednesday handed 106 recently released girls of Government Science and Technical School, Dapchi, from Boko Haram captivity to Federal Government.
The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, presented the released girls to the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the 105 Air Force Composite Command, Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
The girls were released after over one month in Boko Haram captivity.
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Nicholas explained that 104 girls were part of the 110 abducted from Government Science and Technical School, Dapchi.
He said the two other girls, who are not pupils of the school, were rescued from the insurgents by troops.
The theatre commander added that the rescued girls were brought from Dapchi to Maiduguri together with their parents and guardians.
On his part, the minister of information said the Federal Government adopted proactive measures to secure the release of the remaining girls and persons under insurgents’ captivity.
The girls’ handover was attended by Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau; Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar-Abba and Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
The released girls, alongside their parents and some aid workers, boarded a Nigerian Air Force aircraft en route Abuja at about 18.50 p.m.