The nearly 300 Nigerian school girls captured by Boko Haram back in April of 2014, endured leaving one capture to be held at the hands of another.
Despite being brought back from captors they have been kept in government custody since their release.
The 21 school girls that were released from their captors after Red Cross negations in October were unable to spend Christmas in their home towns.
According to BBC.com, the girls were retained in a politician’s home and barred from going home to their families. It was stated that those released from captivity were being held at the capital for trauma counseling and rehabilitation.
The girls demanded to spend Christmas with their families but were appeased by the government with claims that their parents would be flown out to Abuja according to the human rights lawyer Emmanuel Ogebe.
He said the girls insisted on being at home and arrived in Chibok on Christmas Eve but were held at a legislator’s house.
Even after Christmas they were not allowed to see their parents until Borno State Gov. Kashim Shettima arrived Monday, with cameras to have his photograph taken officially presenting the girls to their parents, Ogebe said.
"I can't believe my daughter has come this close to home but can't come home," said one father according to BBC.
The government is set to release the rest of the girls to their families but is taking extra precautions to ensure that this abduction never occurs again.