After receiving intensive medical attention, the young women will be enrolled in a remedial program that will prepare them to go back to school, Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Alhassan, was quoted as saying in the statement.
The schoolgirls appeared to be in generally good physical condition when they were greeted by government officials at Abuja airport two weeks ago. But Nigeria’s information minister, Lai Mohammed, told CNN then that one had a broken arm and another a leg injury.
CNN has visited the facility where the schoolgirls are beginning their road to recovery. The complex on the outskirts of Abuja already houses 21 former captives freed by Boko Haram last October, in a deal brokered by an unnamed Swiss contingent and Nigerian authorities.
The young women staying there erupted into applause at the news that they would be joined by the 82 recently released girls.
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