Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday revealed what one of the Chibok schoolgirls who refused to be part of those freed from Boko Haram told negotiators.
The presidential aide said the girl stated that she would stay back because she had married one of the Boko Haram fighters.
“One said, ‘No, I have a husband. I’m happy where I am’; and then, 82 came back,” Shehu quoted the girl in an interview on Channels Television.
He said that the initial negotiation had been for the release of 83 of the girls abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014.
On re-uniting the girls with the families, Shehu said: “Names of the released girls have been published already but we do not want a repeat of duplications that we had when the first set of 21 girls were released.