Zannah Mustapha, a lawyer in Borno State who negotiated the release of Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity, has won $150, 000 UN prize for providing an education to…
The girls were handed over to the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, on Tuesday by the Department of State Services, DSS at the Women Development Centre, Abuja, where a facility has been prepared for them.
This comes as the Boko Haram terrorist group threatened renewed war with the federal government in a new video which was released on the internet.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina said the girls were received by the chief of staff to President Buhari, Abba Kari at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The commendation came after the government, through Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, confirmed the release of the girls which it said was as a result of combined efforts among security agencies, the military, the government of Switzerland, the Red Cross, local and international NGOs.
The federal government has confirmed the releaset of 82 Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity on Saturday evening as earlier reported by icirnigeria.org
Reliable military sources said that the freed girls were accompanied on Saturday by officials of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, to Banki, a town in Borno State that shares a common border with Cameroun.
Apart rebuilding the school, other interventions will include teacher’s training , provision of teaching aids and creation of a means of livelihood through empowerment of women and youths, said Tijani Tumsa, deputy chairman of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative, PCNI.
Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has said that rescuing the abducted Chibok school girls could take years.
The women had marched to the presidential villa from Transcorp Hotel, Abuja, venue for the inaugural annual Chibok Girls’ lecture.