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Nigeria Sacks Guardian of Escaped Chibok Girls

The Federal Government of Nigeria has taken over the care of the girls currently studying in the US, who escaped from Boko Haram captivity after being abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, on April 14, 2014, the Nigerian ministry of women affairs has said.

“Following a meeting held on May 25, between parents of the escaped Chibok girls studying in America and officials of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in charge of the Chibok Girls Desk specially set up by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Government, including its representatives and agents, is now in charge of the girls. The parents signed Declaration forms authorizing the ministry to take over guardianship of their daughters,” the ministry said via a statement by Temitope Bamgboye, the director of social welfare at the Ministry.

“Any previous guardianship arrangement has thus been revoked,” the statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday night said.

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