[The Activism Blog] BBOG: No sign that government is genuinely committed to the release of remaining Chibok girls

The Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG), the movement agitating for the return of the abducted Chibok girls has replied the statement credited to the President at the launch of a book  written in his honour by its media team. The President while addressing the event was reported to have listed as his achievement the release of some Chibok girls and his commitment to the return of the remaining Chibok girls in Boko-Haram captivity saying “it was my great pleasure to secure the release of 102 Chibok school girls”. It also states that his administration is doing its best “quietly” to secure the release of the remaining girls, nothing shows the government is making any genuine effort in that regard.

However the group in a statement on Wednesday November 22, 2017 by its chairperson Florence Ozor states there is nothing to show that government is making any genuine effort in that regard of securing the freedom of the remaining girls. The group also decried the inability of the President to state the actual number of girls released by the sect which shows the non commitment of his administration to secure the release of the girls and other abducted Nigerians like the abducted UNIMAID Lecturers, the policewomen abducted in Borno State among other Nigerians in the Boko-Haram sect.

The BBOG group in its statement also expressed its astonishment at the way the parents of the Chibok girls were treated by the government saying “How is that despite all the cries of these parents for opportunity to hear from the government on status of efforts to secure release of their own daughters, neither the president, the vice president nor any of their officials have ever contacted them?

Conclusively, The BBOG promised to sustain its agitations for the release of all abducted Nigerians saying “Our movement restates our unwavering demands for sustained and immediate conclusion of the recovery process of our 113 Chibok girls, the 14 Lassa women and men including police officers and the 3 University of Maiduguri lecturers. We remind President Muhammadu Buhari of his constitutional responsibility to our abducted citizens.

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