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10 years after, Borno Government vows to remaining rescue 87 Chibok school girls, others

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Borno State Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Professor Usman Tar

By Ladi Jossy, Maiduguri

The Borno State Government has reiterated its unwavering commitment to the rescue of the remaining 87 Chibok school girls that are yet to return.

The State Commissioner for Information and Internal Security, Prof. Usman Tar, while addressing newsmen on the 10th anniversary of the abduction schoolgirls in Maiduguri on Saturday.

Prof Tar highlighted some key issues including the Chibok girls, with 187 girls previously rescued, the state continues to provide education and support for their reintegration into society.

He sais the focus was on the 10th anniversary of the Chibok Girls’ abduction and the security status in Borno State.”

He regretted that, it is now 10 years ago when Boko Haram armed terrorists invaded Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, precisely on 14th April, 2014.

Professor Tar reads, “The Borno State Government is committed to rescuing and reuniting the remaining Chibok girls and reuniting them with their families.

“We understand the pain and anguish that the families of those still in captivity are going through, this is our sorrow!

“We also wish to use this occasion to take stock of the rescued girls and provide an update on how the girls are coming to terms with adjusting to normal life after captivity, and efforts of the Borno State Government to sustain the momentum on the rescue of the remaining girls.

“So far, out of the 276 abducted Chibok Girls,187 have been rescued and reunited with their families. Most of the rescued girls have, over the years, been enrolled in different schools or graduated under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs.

”A number of the girls have been enrolled into local and foreign scholarships or empowerment programmes. Many have since been reunited with their immediate families and are continuing to receive psychosocial support to reconcile them with normal life.”he said.

Speaking on the recent incident of missing IDPs (106 missing, 8 returned). The Borno Model, a state program for the rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant insurgents, was also introduced.

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