Chibok girls transferred to rehabilitation centre

More than 80 Nigerian schoolgirls freed earlier this month by Boko Haram Islamist militants have been transferred to a rehabilitation centre in Abuja after being debriefed by the country’s intelligence service.

They were welcomed by some of their school friends from the town of Chibok who had been released earlier.

The minister for women’s affairs, Aisha Alhassan, said the girls would be staying there until September to receive psychological and medical treatment.

Some relatives have called the facility just another prison, but the minister said anyone could go home if that was the wish of their parents.

The girls were among a group of 276 female students abducted from Chibok three years ago.



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