Shortly after they united on Sunday, the overwhelmed father told newsmen:
"Unlike the others, Deborah had already finished her secondary school; she did not make her papers and returned to rewrite her WASCE when she was taken.Another Chibok girl parent, Rifkatu John, nabbed her released daughter, Jummai Bakwa, on sighting her and refused to let go. She even backed her with a wrapper, just like a baby.
"She just got married two weeks before returning for her papers and they took her, her husband has remarried now.
"They abducted her with pregnancy and she had my grandchild there but I’m just grateful to God."
Asked to comment on her actions, Mrs. John narrated:
"I never thought that I would see my daughter again in this life time; I prayed so much for her safe return and here she is finally.
"I just want to give God all the glory and thank the government for bringing her back. I pray that the other Chibok mothers have the opportunity to see their daughters again and experience the joy I feel today."