Thursday, 11 May 2017
Kidnapped Chibok Girl's Father Joyful over Daughter's freedom
It was joy unspeakable when a father was united with his daughter who was freed from the den of the Boko Haram, an Islamist extremist in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Yakubu Nkeke, father to one of the just released 82 Chibok girls was excited to see his daughter after 3 years in captivity.
In his words...
"When I first saw her, she jumped and grabbed me. I held her, I started dancing around with her," said Mr Nkeke, head of the Chibok's Parents Association.
People in Chibok spent the whole night "singing and praising God" after being told of the latest release, Mr Nkeke said.
"Everyone in Chibok - not only the biological parents - everybody is rejoicing because of this," he said.
The Nigerian government says all 103 schoolgirls released so far will go back to school in September.
The 21 girls freed last year have been living in Abuja, rather than returning to the remote north-eastern town of Chibok, where 276 girls were abducted from their school in 2014.