President Buhari receives rescued Chibok girl

Ben Adam Shemang

The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has received the rescued Chibok school girl in his office at the presidential villa Abuja.

He promised to ensure that the government takes proper care of her while also assuring Nigerians that action would be taken to save other girls.

The rescued girl, Amina Ali Nkeki and her daughter, Safiya, were accompanied to the Presidential Villa by Amina’s mother and by the Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima.

When they arrived, they were escorted into the president’s office by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin, the Minister of Defrence, General Mansur Dan Ali and the National Security Adviser, General Babagana Monguno.

The girl and her family were shielded from journalists when they got to the villa and the media were also kept away from them when they finished talking with President Buhari.

Amina appeared weak and underfed.

Government officials could hardly speak on the mater. However, the Minister of Defence, retired General Mansur Dan Ali said “I always say that we have been looking for this opportunity. God has given us a leeway where we can get across to the remaining Chibok girls. By the end of the clearing operations we should be able to produce much better results after this”

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima who could scarcely speak with journalists said: “we wish all of us well. We are happy this is a collective effort of all Nigerians”

People from Chibok who live in Abuja say they want the military to act, now that it’s known that at least one of the girls was in the Sambisa forest.

Amina Ali was among the abducted 219 girls on 14 April, 2014

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