Today, April 14, 2021 marks the 7th year since 112 girls were kidnapped from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok in Borno State.
Concerned parents of the yet-to-be-released girls have voiced out their frustration about how they long to see their daughters again. One of the parents, Bulama Jonah who also lost a daughter in the abduction has vent out his frustration to the government.
“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.ADVERTISEMENT
“I always dream that my daughter is back and pray the federal government will rescue them before we die.”
Oby Ezekwesili also took to Twitter and wrote:
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 @NGRPresidentNo word. No closure, @MBuhari ?
@BBOG_Nigeria could have been all Nigerians in 2014 rallied behind ChibokGirls and their parents and demanding for the @NigeriaGovto #BringBackOurGirls! #BringBackOurGirlsNowAndAlive!!
Our country and people missed an opportunity to: #MakeEveryNigerianLifeCount.