Released Chibok girls need spiritual healing – Anglican Church

Government has been urged to arrange thorough psychological and spiritual healing for the Chibok girls who were recently released from captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.
In a release, the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) pleaded that competent hands should be employed to give the girls proper counseling and de-indoctrination according to their various religious traditions.
The release, signed by the General Secretary, Ven. Dr. Stephen Ayodeji Fagbemi, added that this would help the girls deal with the trauma within their religious traditions.
While commending the Federal Government on the success in securing the release of 82 of the girls, the release also stated that the head of the Anglican Church in Nigeria, Most Rev. Dr. Nicholas Okoh, had urged the government to ensure speedy release of all others.
The Church noted the efforts of the security forces, the military, negotiators, members of the Bring Back Our Girls group, the Red Cross and others involved in the process.
More than 200 girls, most of them Christians, were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists about three years ago from their school in Chibok, Borno State, and forced to convert to Islam by the sect.
The 82 were the second batch of the girls to be released in exchange for prisoners following negotiations that involved the Swiss government.
Meanwhile, the government has said that one of the girls decided to remain in captivity to stay with her husband.
“I am happy where I am.  I have a husband”, the girl said, according to Garba Shehu, spokesman for Aso Rock.

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