Sunday, May 7, 2017 12:39 pm
Advocacy group, Bring Back Our Girls say it is exceedingly delighted by reports of the release of 82 more Chibok girls by Boko Haram insurgency group as has been confirmed by the presidency.
“This good news that has been long awaited following last October when upon the release of our 21 #ChibokGirls, our Federal Government promised that; “another 83 was being negotiated to be released very soon”.
“We commend Mr President, the Federal Government and all the other partners for this heartwarming development,” the group said in a statement signed on its behalf by Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili. The group, however, said it was hopeful that government will live up to its promise of ensuring the release of the remaining girls still in the custody of Boko Haram.
“We are also glad that the statement from the Presidency makes a strong commitment to rescuing the remaining 113 of our #ChibokGirls that are still captives of terrorists.
“We urge the President and his government to earnestly pursue the release of all our Chibok girls and other abducted citizens of Nigeria.
“We once again offer our absolute support to the initiative of the government necessary to bring collate to this tragedy.
“We are eagerly looking forward to the official release of the names of the 82 girls in order to enable us as usual verify them against the #ChibokGirls list generated by the Presidential Fact-Finding Committee on the Abduction of the Chibok Schoolgirls (General Ibrahim Sabo Committee) report of 20 June 2014. Once we are able to do so, we shall communicate our findings to the public.
“We once again thank everyone all over the world that has persisted with the parents of OUR #ChibokGirls and our movement in demanding for their rescue,” the group said.