The news of the 82 Chibok Girls that were freed yesterday has taken over the internet. Jubilation as 82 Chibok Girls regain freedom.
This is of course good news in the midst of all the wrong things currently going on in the country.
Segun Adeyemi , the Media aide to minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Saturday evening confirmed the release of the girls.
On his facebook page, he wrote that 82 of the remaining 195 girls in Boko Haram’s captivity have been freed.
Details on how they gained freedom was not mentioned as details of their rescue was not elaborated.
How it all started?
Recall that on 14 April 2014, over 200 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State.
Jubilation as 82 Chibok Girls regain freedom
The dreaded terrorist group based in northeastern Nigeria, Boko Haram, claimed responsibility for the kidnappings.
57 of the schoolgirls managed to escape over the next few months.
In May 2016, one of the missing girls, Amina Ali, was found.
She claimed that the remaining girls were still there, but that six had died.
Also, a second girl was discovered later in the week, but parents have expressed doubts as her name is not among those originally missing.
As their memories remained undaunted in the hearts of Nigerians, 21 girls were freed in October 2016.
Two others were rescued in November 2016 and January 2017 respectively, now this.
This is sure something to be happy about. We do hope the rest of them return home alive.