The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, are disappointed that the present administration failed to meet their demands a year after.
Lamenting the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari’s-led administration to meet any of its demands, a year after its first meeting with the President, BBOG Movement, in a statement on Friday said “it is extremely disappointing that none of the five demands has been completed.”
The group said this during a special sit-out in Abuja on Friday to evaluate if any progress has been made since meeting with the President.
In a statement jointly signed by Dr Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu, the group said on July 8, 2015 along with parents of abducted Chibok girls and representatives of the Chibok community, it had a meeting with then newly elected President Buhari, “to establish fact, the urgency of our cause and dispel misconceptions about our movement, especially considering the treatment we had received from the preceding administration.”
During that meeting the group claimed it “proposed that a team be tasked with the credible implementation of Verification, Authentication and Reunification System (VARS). The primary task of the team was to work with every abducted victim’s family and community to accurately ascertain the true identity of such individuals.”
Other demands according to the group include a monthly meeting between security operatives and community stakeholders in the mostly affected areas, an establishment of a Commission charged with the task of transparently investigating and reporting on the security lapses that caused their successful abduction and the operational leadership failures that led to their long captivity in terrorist enclave.
BBOG Movement also requested that the President direct that the Report of the Presidential Fact Finding Committee of the Chibok Girls and the Presidential Committee on Security Challenges in the North East be made public immediately and that government begin, in earnest, a holistic process of proper sensitization and enlightenment to curb this trend of youth radicalization and extremism.
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