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STAKEHOLDERS CALL FOR ACTION AS 92 GIRLS STILL IN CAPTIVITY 10 YEARS AFTER CHIBOK ABDUCTION

Written by on April 15, 2024

Exactly 10 years after the abduction of 276 students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, former abductees, parents and relatives gathered at the multipurpose hall of the school yesterday to pray for the safe return of 92 uncounted girls.

At the inter-faith service of prayers, speakers expressed mixed reactions, central among the comments being a demand for explanation on why the remaining girls were yet to be rescued since 2014 while others have regained freedom.

On this day in 2014, female students of the school in Chibok were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists and taken into Sambisa forest.

Ten years on, 179 of those students have either escaped or been released but 92 of them remain unaccounted for. The Kibaku Area Development Association is asking the Borno State Government to allow the Chibok schoolgirls so far rescued from Boko Haram terrorists to reunite with their families.

The community made the demand at a press conference held at the Unity Fountain in Abuja in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls in April 2014.

According to the Kibaku Area Development Association President, Dauda Iliya, some of those rescued have been in the custody of the Borno State government and are yet to be reunited with their families, condemning it as a second captivity.


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