Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Bring Back Our Girls group to march to Aso Rock on January 14

The Bring Back Our Girls group will march to the Presidential Villa on January 14, 2016, to discuss the continued captivity of the abducted Chibok girls with President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was disclosed by the group via a statement released by its coordinators, Aisha‎ Yesufu, Oby Ezekwesili, and Hadiza Bala Usman.

The statement reads:

“The Bring Back Our Girls Group, families of our Chibok girls, the Chibok community, and all sympathisers to the cause will be marching to re-engage with the president on Thursday 14 January 2016 at the State House. This date will be exactly 21 months since their abduction, and three months short of two full years in captivity.”

“We have already dispatched a letter to the president, duly acknowledged by State House officials. We have often said that our Chibok girls are the symbol for all the abducted, oppressed, repressed, abused, violated, disadvantaged, hurting people not only in Nigeria but around the world.”

“It was utterly shocking when the president declared in a BBC interview on 24 December that the terrorists had being ‘technically defeated’ without referencing the rescue of our Chibok girls whom he had set as the benchmark for measuring such success. We however, waited for the December deadline to elapse.”

“We are extremely disappointed that seven months after his strong promise at inauguration and six months after his pledge to the parents, Chibok community and our movement that he would rescue the 219 daughters of Nigeria, his statement was lacking in urgency and assurance of strategy for result.”

“Furthermore that the President gave the impression of a reactive approach of ‘waiting for credible Boko Haram leadership’ to tell us whether our girls are alive or not, falls disappointingly short of the proactive feedback we expected.”

The group also said that it would not accept Buhari’s statement on the absence of “credible intelligence on the girls’ whereabouts” as justification for the government’s failure to rescue them.

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