Parents, activists react as yet-to-be released Chibok girls spend 7th year in captivity

Parents of the 112 girls kidnapped student of Government Girls Secondary School Chibok in Borno State, today Wednesday April 14 protest as they marks the 7th year when their daugthers have been missing.

Recall that Boko Haram terrorists had stormed GGSS Chibok on April 14, 2014, forced 276 girls into a truck and moved towards the Sambisa Forest. Some girls escaped soon after the abduction, and more than 100 others have since been freed through negotiations.

NEWSCASTARS.COM learnt that one of the parents, Bulama Jonah whose 18-year-old daughter, Amina was among the abducted Chibok girls told Daily Trust that it is tragic for parents to die without seeing their children.

Jonah said;

“If the government had responded in time, our daughters would have been saved. The United States had spotted 80 girls during the last administration, why did the government fail to rescue them. We, therefore, call on the president to step up search for these innocent girls.

 

“We heard that (former President) Obasanjo, at a point said many of the girls were pregnant and recently, we heard he concluded that the girls were dead and could not be found.

 

“It is always better for children to bury their parents and not the other way round. Sadly, our predicament is worse because we are not even sure if our daughters are alive. Assuming we saw their dead bodies and bury them, we would have carried on with our lives.

 

“I always dream that my daughter is back and pray the federal government will rescue them before we die.”

Bring Back Our Girls Convener, Oby Ezekwesili who also marked the 7th year of the abduction, tweeted;

Seven years today, 219 young women who trusted our country to protect them, were abducted from Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. One hundred and twelve -112 of our girls and Leah Sharibu are still unaccounted by @NGRPresident

 

No word. No closure, @MBuhari ?

 

 

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