Some of the freed 82 Chibok girls have bullet fragments on their bodies, the minister of women affairs and social development, Jummai Al-Hassan has said. The minister in an interview with CNN said one of the girls was taken out of their hostel to remove shrapnel from her body.“But behind their smiles and brightly coloured clothes lurk memories of their dark past. One of them was absent to remove shrapnel still embedded in her body,” Alhassan said.
While the minister who said the treatment would last for a few weeks, she said many of the girls would need to undergo various degrees of surgery to remove the bullets and shrapnel. AlHassan said it was through medical tests conducted on the girls that the federal government discovered some of the girls needed to be operated on. “The 82 Chibok girls are currently undergoing medical screening in Abuja. Some of them need surgery; this should be completed in two to three weeks,” she noted.
The 82 Chibok girls were released on Saturday, May 6,after a successful negotiation with a team representing the Nigerian government. Some details of the negotiation involved in the release of 82 more Chibok girls by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists have been released.
It was gathered that two combined team of military and Red Cross negotiators involved in the negotiation, flew two Boko Haram commanders to Banki town in Borno state in exchange for the girls, while the Nigerian army took custody of the girls who were handed over by Boko Haram representatives.