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Escaped Chibok Girls Complain of Neglect

Ndahi Marama | Vanguard   in 
October 29, 2014

The escaped Chibok schoolgirls who were said to have been sponsored to study in different post primary schools across the nation have complained of neglect and abandonment by the state government who kept them at one of the Government lodges in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Sources said.

It would be recalled that on 24 September, 2014, Borno State government at a well organised reception held at the government house announced that it is going to spend N100 million on 51 of the escaped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School, Chibok to complete their secondary school in another state.

Governor Kashim Shettima while addressing the schoolgirls said the sum of N1.4 million will be spent annually on each of the 51 schoolgirls to enable them continue their studies in Kaduna or Plateau states.

But our correspondent who spoke with one of the Chibok girls, reports that the girls said that “over 50 of them were dumped in single room in one of the government lodges”.

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