Freed Chibok girls undergo STD, HIV tests

Freed Chibok girls undergo STD, HIV tests

Freed 21 Chibok girls are being tested for sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, it has emerged on Thursday in Abuja.

Read also: Missing Chibok girls: 19 are dead, Chairman Parents Association

The girls are among the over 200 Chibok Girls Secondary School pupils Boko Haram abducted on April 14 2014.
Held as sex slaves and wives some of them have become mothers.

Report said the girls are currently kept at the national headquarters of the Department of State Services, where doctors are examining their health situations.

“They are undergoing various health tests before they are released to their families,” sources said.

The circumstance surrounding the girls’ release over two years after their abduction by Boko Haram is shrouded in controversy. The federal government has vehemently denied report that the free 21 captive Chibok schoolgirls were swapped with four members of the dread Islamic sect in the custody of the Department of State Security Service, DSS.

“This is not a swap. This was a release effected because over time we succeeded in confidence building. This is unique because we also used friendly approach and friendly organization and friendly countries. I repeat this is not a swap,” information minister, Alh. Lai Muhammed said in reaction to the swap report.

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