Parents of the 82 Chibok school girls who were released after being held for more than three years by Boko Haram have arrived in Abuja to reunite with their children.
The Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Aisha Alhassan, had on May 11 promised that the students’ parents will travel from the remote northeastern town in Borno State to meet their daughters in Abuja.
The re-union will mark the first time the parents will be meeting their children in more than three years
This is coming two weeks after the 82 girls regained their freedom after negotiations with the Islamist group.
The girls have been in the Department of State Services (DSS) medical facility in Abuja since their release and have been subjected to medical tests.
Mrs Alhassan had denied reports that their parents were being denied access to them.
She explained that the reality was that their photos had been sent to the parents and that they were undergoing tests.
Over 100 of the Chibok girls who were abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014 are still in captivity.