The federal government on Thursday refuted claims that it had denied the parents of the 82 rescued Chibok girls access to their wards neither had they stopped those girls from communicating with their parents.
The minister of women affairs and social development, Hajiya Aisha Jummai Alhassan, who made this known at a press briefing, said those spreading such reports were not the actual parents of the girls but rather representative from Chibok community who felt they must have access to the girls.
The women minister also said that government will not relent in its efforts to rescue the remaining chibok girls through negotiation or even exchanging the girls with imprisoned Boko Haram members if the need arises. She said the FG now has 106 girls in its custody.
“This practice is done worldwide, we will not compromise the lives of our girls, if the need arises we will exchange any Boko Haram terrorists for our girls, they are important to us”.