Parents of the recently released 82 Chibok girls have been invited to be re-unite with their daughters on Friday, May 19, by the Federal Government.
This was made known by Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Mr. Hosea Tsambido. He told Punch that the concerned parents had been able to identify the girls and were therefore asked to come to Abuja to meet the girls on Friday.
“Many of the parents have identified their children through the photos and I was told that they are coming on Friday,” he said.
Asked if the Federal Government would be sponsoring the trip, Tsambido said, “I don’t know. What the parents told me was that they were asked to come on Friday. I didn’t ask if the government would sponsor the trip but usually, the government sponsors such trips.”
One of the guardians of the rescued girls, Yahi Dwata, also confirmed to The PUNCH that the Federal Government had asked the parents to come on Friday,
Dwata, whose niece, Comfort Bulus, is among the rescued girls, said, “It is true. I have received word from parents in Chibok that the government asked them to come on Friday. I will also be in Abuja on Friday.”