Nine rescued Chibok girls not on our list ••
The recently-released Chibok schoolgirls when they were handed over by the Department of State Services to the Ministry of Women Affairs in Abuja… on Tuesday Photos: Olatunji Obasa
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja
The #BringBackOurGirls advocacy group said on Thursday that nine out of the 82 Chibok girls rescued recently were not on their list.
It stated that the names of six out of the nine girls were found on the West African Examination Council results sheet, while three were missing.
A member of the #BBOG and Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Hosea Tsambido, who stated this during the group’s sitout in Abuja, believed the girls’ parents gave them different names during the collation of the girls’ statistics after the abduction.
Tsambido said, “We believed that some of the rescued girls were using different names from the names they registered their WAEC with. That is why we cannot match the names of the nine rescued girls with the ones we collected after the abduction.
“Amongst the nine girls, six of the names appeared on the WAEC result list. Maybe their parents gave different names when their statistics where being taken after the abduction while the other three names are not on the WAEC or #BBOG list. So maybe the names they gave were different from the ones on the WAEC list.
“One example is the case of Maida Yakubu. Everyone knows her as Maida but her real name is Dorcas. If she had been rescued, you will realise that the name Maida will not be on the list. Many of the girls I believe may be like that.”