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BBOG demands rescue of remaining Chibok girls

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group took to the streets of Abuja in a peaceful march on Tuesday demanding the rescue of the remaining over 100 Chibok girls that were abducted by Boko Haram terrorist group.

BBOG protest picture

Members of the BBOG were received by a team of government officials at the Presidential Villa, led by Senator Babafemi Ojodu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, who addressed the group, urged them to be calm.

Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, one of the conveners of the group told the team that the march was to remind the Federal Government to ensure that security operatives rescue the 113 girls still in Boko Haram captivity.

“We are most delighted that today we at least have 106 families that are happy with the return of their children. However, 106 is not 50 per cent of the girls that were abducted. We still have 113 of our Chibok girls out in the wild as captives of terrorists.”

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojodu, who addressed the group, urged them to be calm.

He assured the protesters that efforts are on to rescue the remaining school girls and restore peace in the Northern region of the country.

The protest is coming almost three months after the Federal Government announced the release of 82 girls, following a prisoner swap with the terrorist group.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu had said that the girls were released in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities.

The protest is coming almost three months after the Federal Government announced the release of 82 girls, following a prisoner swap with the terrorist group.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu had said that the girls were released in exchange for some Boko Haram suspects held by the authorities.

President Muhammadu Buhari had also met with the rescued girls on May 7 before proceeding to the United Kingdom for a medical follow-up.

On July 25, the United Nations asked the Nigeria Government to increase its efforts in rescuing all women and girls abducted by the terrorists and ensure that the girls complete their education without stigma.

The UN also advised the government to prioritise the rehabilitation and re-integration of the girls into the society, while their families should be given access to post-traumatic care.

 

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