By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA — The Chibok girl, whose recovery was announced on Wednesday by the Presidency is not part of the 276 girls originally abducted from a girls’ secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014, Vanguard has learned.
While the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, movement had welcomed the girl with great excitement, it, however, clarified her status.
“We’ve carefully perused our list of missing ChibokGirls but don’t seem to find the name of this latest returnee. We have also seen a tweet from the Presidency confirming that she isn’t one of them as she is/was a JSS 1 student.
“Whether one of our Chibok girls or not, our joy and excitement is the same for everyone in captivity who regains her freedom. We look forward to all returning soon,” said Sesugh Akume, spokesman of the BBOG.
Akume also dismissed claims by the Federal Government that it had reached out to all the parents of the girls, saying the claim could not have been correct as some parents were still in the dark.
“Joshua Andrew, whose daughter Esther Joshua is among our 82 returned #ChibokGirls says he has no information about when he will see his daughter aside a radio report he heard saying the government might grant them access this Saturday.
“He says he saw her on the media, but has not been contacted by anyone from government, but is sure it’s his daughter,” Akume said.