Monday, 08 May 2017 03:16

Chibok girl comes back with leg amputated

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One of the Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram on Saturday returned with a leg amputated.


The unnamed girl was among the 82 girls taken from Banki, a town on the border with Cameroon, to Abuja, where they were taken to a Department of State Services clinic.


"Two [of the girls] have injuries," said, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, who received the girls at the Abuja airport.


"One has hand injury, the other has a leg injury." He was quick to point out that the amputation had nothing to do with the "rescue" operation, which he said was carried out "professionally, without any hitch."


Director of medicals, DSS Clinic, Anne Okoroafor, assured that the girls would be given adequate medical care.


The 82 girls were among the 276 female students kidnapped by Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School on April 14, 2014. Fifty-seven of the girls escaped while being taken away and three others were found or rescued by the military.


The Guardian