#DapchiGirls update: 76 girls for medical care

The seventy-six abducted Dapchi schoolgirls released by Boko Haram insurgent are being referred to hospital for medical check-up.

Information minister Lai Mohammed, had corrected the earlier figure quoted, insisting that 76 not 105 girls were released.

The military, reliable sources said, are taking the girls to Damaturu, capital of Yobe state for medical check-up.

Earlier reports say 105 of the girls were released by Boko Haram on Wednesday,

The reports say that five of them died.

According to Presidential Aide Shebu Garba government sources, the released girls have been transported to their homes.

The release of the girls came barely a few days after Defence Minister Dan Alli promised that the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls would be rescued.

They were abducted by a faction of Boko Haram fighters at the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe state on Feb. 19.

Latest official reports say the rescued Dapchi schoolgirls were being referred to the General Hospital for profiling by the military.

A parent of one of the girls, Malam Ali Abdullahi, said: ‘’Immediately the insurgents dropped them from the truck that they were brought in around 8 a.m., the girls all ran home.

“Now, the Army told us to bring them to the hospital for checking.

“As you can see some of the parents are not willing to let their daughters out of their sight. But the Army are insisting,’’ he said.

Vehicles have been stationed at the hospital to convey the girls to Damaturu.

Most of the girls at the hospital looked malnourished and wore Hijab (Islamic head and body cover).

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