BBOG Expresses Joy Over 21 Chibok Schoolgirls Released by Boko Haram
The BringBackOurGirls movement has expressed delight and hailed the government for the release of 21 of the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls that were abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram.
In a statement by Aisha Yesufu and a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, the group cordinators remarked that news is a wonderful development.
“This wonderful development confirms what we have always known about the capacity of our goverment to rescue our #ChibokGirls,” the BBOG said.
The statement reads in full: “We welcome reports from the Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, of the negotiated release of 21 of our abducted #ChibokGirls today. This wonderful development confirms what we have always known about the capacity of our goverment to rescue our #ChibokGirls.
“While awaiting further details, we take this opportunity to salute the work of our security services at the front lines – the commitment, resilience and tireless efforts of our members of the Multi-national Joint Task Force and the civilian JTF. We also thank the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Swiss government and all negotiators involved in securing the release.
“Following this development, we trust that our government will continue to work to keep the safety, security, and well-being of the other girls a high priority. We further urge the international community to continue to support our government’s effort to rescue all other abducted Nigerians, so that parents, the Chibok community, the nation, and the world can finally put an end to this nightmare once and for all.”