The federal government says some of the eighty-two released Chibok girls will undergo surgery for various ailments. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Jummai AlHassan, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.
The Minister also stated that the girls are undergoing treatment that will take a few weeks to complete. She also refuted reports that the federal government has denied the parents of the eighty-two rescued girls access to their daughters.
According to her, those spreading such reports are not the actual parents of the girls but representatives of Chibok community, who feel they must have access to the girls.
The minister restated that the government will ensure the release of the no fewer than one hundred and thirteen of the schoolgirls still with the terrorists through negotiations or exchanging the girls with detained Boko Haram members.
Meanwhile, the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said 24 of the girls will return to school in September. Those going back to school include the 21 girls freed last October and three others who escaped or were rescued.