The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy movement Saturday accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration of protecting a fake reputation that added no value to citizens.
The group said the government has slowed down on efforts to ensure the release of the abducted students of Government Girls College, Chibok, Borno State, and other people held captive by Boko Haram insurgents throughout the country.
The BBOG’s position was contained in an address jointly signed by Florence Ozor, Gapani Yanga, and Nifemi Onifade.
A total of 219 students were abducted by the terrorists from their hostel in April 2014.
Five years after the Boko Haram attack, more than 112 girls are still missing.
Since the incident, a total of 107 girls have been found or released as part of a deal between the Nigerian government and the terror group.
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At a sit-out to commemorate the 2,000 days of the Chibok abductions, the BBOG also decried the Thursday abduction of six students and two staff of Engravers College, Kaduna.
The group said: “Amidst these tragic circumstances, the reality is one in which the #ChibokGirls are supposedly represented by a government that repeatedly fails in its primary responsibility of protecting lives. Disturbingly, the government appears to be at ease amidst the troubles of the land, only concerned about protecting a fake-reputation that offers its citizens no value.
“Saturday, October 5th, 2019 marked 2,000 days since 276 schoolgirls were abducted from Government Girls’ Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, by terrorists on the night of April 14, 2014.
“While 57 girls escaped within days of the abduction, 219 remained in captivity.
“Five years on, an additional 107 girls have returned -four of them as a result of Nigerian military interventions, 21 released in October 2016 after negotiations with their captors and a further 82 set free by the terrorist group in May 2017. 2,000 days later, 112 of the # abducted during an evil attack on humanity are yet to return.
“Over the past 2,000 days, our #ChibokGirls have been denied their fundamental rights to freedom. For simply seeking education on the path of growth and fulfillment, they have been forced to suffer unimaginable horrors by enemies of humanity. Their families and communities have also borne severe hardships within a war that continues to destroy lives and impede human progress.”
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