The BringBackOurGirls movement (BBOG), has said that President Buhari has no more excuse not to rescue the Chibok school girls.
The group said this in response to the new released video of the over two years abducted school girls from Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram terrorists, where one of them, Dorcas Yakubu, pleaded with the Federal Government to release detained Boko Haram commanders as a condition for their freedom.
In the group’s statement signed by Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili, the group accused President Buhari of failure to so far show “the sort of response we demand”, lamenting that the return of Amina Ali, one of the girls who escaped from her abductors was not enough to inspire the president.
Part of the statement reads, “Since we last met with the President in January, we have continued to call on him to be responsive to the needs of our Chibok parents, our movement, and the global community for timely updates on the rescue operation. In the aftermath of an earlier video, we repeatedly called for the Government to treat the information as the missing piece of ‘credible intelligence’ it was seeking. Not even the return of Amina Ali, #ChibokGirl, inspired the sort of response we demanded.
“After listening to the call of Dorcas Yakubu, we demand an immediate, transparent, action and results-oriented response plan by the government. We state categorically that the excuse of a split within the terrorists’ ranks or a period of validation of the authenticity of their claims will not suffice this time. We shall press these demands with a march to the Villa in the next few days”, the group stated.
About 276 girls were abducted on April 14, 2014, with 58 of them having so far regained freedom. But of the remaining 218 girls, Boko Haram claimed in a recent video that about 40 of them had been married off, while some were said to have been killed and injured in airstrikes by the military.
By Ebere Ndukwu …
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