We want to go back to school, rescued Chibok girls cry out - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

We want to go back to school, rescued Chibok girls cry out


Thirteen of the rescued and escapee Chibok Girls who are all mothers in Maiduguri begged both the federal and Borno State governments to take them back to school like their colleagues who they heard went back to school abroad.

This is just as authorities of the 7 division, Nigerian Army which is part of the Theatre Command, Operation Hadin Kai disclosed that there has not been any cases of forced pregnancy termination either from abducted girls/women of Boko Haram terrorists, nor those who surrendered to troops.

The Chibok girls who are housed at the Bulunkutu Interim Care Centre in Maiduguri are Halima Ali, number 48 on the list, who has a child, Maryam Dauda 26 years old, with 2 children, Hauwa Joseph, aged 25 years with a children, Kauna Luka, age 25 years with 3 children, Hanatu Musa, aged 25 years with 2 children, Hassana Adamu aged 25 years with 3 children, Ruth Bitrus, 26 years old with 2 children, Falmata Lawal, 25 years old, Asabe Ali, Jinkaya Yama aged 26 years with 3 children, Iyagana Pogu, Rejoice Senki, 24 years with 2 children, Ruth Ngalada aged 25 years with one child. 

The 14th Chibok girl who was out of the facility during the visit, Aisha Grema was said to have just delivered a baby and is with her parents.

Three of the Chibok girls, Ruth Ngalada, Maryam Dauda, and Hassana Adamu emphasized on further educational endeavour to fulfill the lifelong dreams.

They said, "we want government to send us back to school. We heard that some of us who were taken away like us have gone back to school abroad. We want to go back and complete our education. This bring back our respect. As for our children, government can take csre of the children while we are back to school".

"We are in communication with our parents. We are allowed to go and visit our psrents and family members. We thank thank the government for what they have done for us but we would like to move to our homes, to live witj our families. If we are in our houses, we will feel better.

"So most importantly, government should send us back to school and take care of our children. We are not happy that we are not in school. And instead of keeping us here, they should take us to our houses. It will be better for us.

On how they escaped from their captors, some of the Chibok girls said they pretended they were going to visit their colleagues/school mates in the next village and from there, escaped into the bush before they were rescued.. Some said they were led and shown the way to escape by some Boko Haram members

Also, the Theatre Command, Operstion Hadin Kai has disclosed that it has no record, and it is unaware of any issues of forced termination of pregnancies of women and young girls who were impregnated against there will.

There had been insinuations that some of the pregnant women and young girls were not happy with the situation that led to their being pregnanted by Boko Haram insurgents hence they have resorted to forced abortions and termination of the pregnancies.

Speaking on the development, the Commander, 7 Division Medical Services and, Consultant Othophaedic and Trauma Specialist, Lt. Colonel Adeniyi Samuel Ogunsakin said, "We don't carry out or grant request for the termination of any pregnancy in any of our hospitals or clinics. Even if the person or any person comes with such request, we wont grant it because such request is against our practice.

"First, It is illegal. It is against our rules. This hospital is not known for that. We don't terminate pregnancies".

"There have never been any case of such in our hospitals. We have never had a case of somebody coming here that they want to terminate a pregnancy because this hospital is not known for that. We don’t terminate pregnancy. Majority of our work is on wounded soldiers and officers. We are even expecting some wounded soldiers right now

"Our work in this 7 div hospital borders on the wounded in action soldiers and officers of operation Hardin Kai, which we see on daily basis. In fact, I just received a call from the air force at the air force base that we should come and receive some wounded in action troops of operation Hardin Kai at the airport now, so we just sent ambulances to go and do that even now as we talk. 

"Apart from that, we also see other surgical cases, ania appendicitis haemorrhoids and medical cases, malaria Typhoids alike. We see all sorts of cases and they are largely patient within this barracks community.

"Within the mamalari cantonment community, we attend to all civilians and military that are able to find their way into the barracks. But because of the complexity, because of the enormity of the security, assessing these barracks is very difficult to get civilians, except when they are wounded in action with our soldiers and they are brought in a with our soldiers. So we give them immediate … stabilization before sending them to the ICRC at the state specialist hospital. We don't keep them. Keep them on admission here.".

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