Five years on, Nigerians hopeful for release of remaining Chibok schoolgirls

 

Five years on, Nigerians hopeful for release of remaining Chibok schoolgirls

Today makes it five years since the abduction of two-hundred-and-seventy-six schoolgirls at Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria.So far a hundred and seven of the girls have been found or rescued by the Nigerian military, or freed in negotiations between the government and Boko Haram.

Supporters of the movement who held a rally in Lagos to commemorate this anniversary are calling on the federal government to do all within its reach to secure the release of the remaining girls .

According to a twenty-eighteen Amnesty International report, at least four thousand girls, boys and women have been abducted by Boko Haram since two thousand and nine, with reports that they were used as cooks, sex slaves, fighters and even carriers of suicide bombs.

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Speaking on the continued detention of the schoolgirls, Adewole Sarah, a student said: “I am a girl and I know that. I am hoping that they will come back because I know they are still alive but I am not that sure but I pray that God will help people to bring them back and help the government to bring them back.”

A resident of Chibok, Yahi Bwata also said: “It is something, not joyful anniversary. It’s just unfortunate. It’s not something that we pray for but we are not preparing to welcome another year anniversary. No, we are not preparing for that. We need our girls, this year, now. As they have finished their elections, let them go back and bring our girls.”

Reacting to the inability of the government to security the release of the girls, five years after their abduction, a member of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, Yemi Adamolekun, said: “What I can do as a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is what I am doing through BBOG (Bring Back Our Girls). Continuing to put pressure on government and remind them that even by their role as the constitution, security and welfare of the people is a primary responsibility of the government that’s all I can do so I am hoping that the government with pressure and citizens speaking not just in Nigeria I mean this fifth year, we have events in Lagos, Abuja, New York so globally that that reminds them of the oath of office that they took.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had on Saturday in Chad at the CEN-SAD special session, reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensure the release of the abducted schoolgirls and others still in captivity.

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Updated: April 14, 2019 — 2:10 pm

152 Comments

  1. who held a rally in Lagos to commemorate this anniversary are calling on the federal government to do all within its reach to secure the release of the remaining girls .

  2. After how many years of kidnapping when they have already born and become their wives and family member

  3. Please let the federal government be serious about these Chibok school girls issues and see to it they are release as they promised.

  4. Like play, like play its five years already, imagine what the families of thus girls had to go through, the trauma of not sure what is happening to their child for complete five years. Some of these girls would have given birth to four children by now.

  5. its unfortunate that all the chicbok girls have not been released, I know the government is trying but they still need to put more efforts to save the remaining girls,may the lord help them

  6. nawa ooooo 4 years we’ve been hoping hoping hoping wen will dey release our girl 4 crying out loud my presidio do something ooooo

  7. Aaaaaah you can see what is happening in this country lack of security in this country is a major problem

  8. Five years!! Honestly? This girls should be released in their normality. Specifically Leah shaibu, that girl is strong for Christ and He won’t let her down.

  9. The government should do something about it and above God, I believe God sees everything

  10. Finally, they have done it, and we hope they will all be in a gud condition,am happy for thier families

  11. i doubt the possibility of the remaining chibok girls been returned because the government of the day is using boko haram for politics.

  12. May GOD help us regarding this issue,relying on the governments alone can’t help us..imagine being kidnapped for 5 solid years..Mehn.

  13. Today makes it five years since the abduction of two-hundred-and-seventy-six schoolgirls at Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria.So so bad.

  14. I can’t believe it’s been 5years already and Government still can’t produce the remain Chibok girls. It’s such an unpleasant situation we found ourselves.

  15. this chibok girls issue are still existing till now Nigeria what are u turning into

  16. Every body is expecting a positive outcome of this chibok girls abduction
    Five years now our government has not shown any positive sign about it but after their political ambition.

  17. This is shocking so till now this girls are still held captive? This is one thing our president promised to fight for. Hmm

  18. Hmmnn… What a sad thing to remember. I pray that God will touch their hearts to release those girls. I am hopeful and believe that the girls will return home someday.

  19. Why are we deceiving ourselves the federal government and the president inclusive knows who is sponsoring the boko haram insurgent why are there waiting for the release of the remaining girls when they know what to do to release those girls

  20. I pray that the chibok girls will be released sooon, cause they have stayed long and are suffering so government should put more effort in ensuring there safety for a better Nigeria

  21. It is not APC that is redefining it it is we Nigerians that are speaking and it is not redefining it has beeen before now

  22. Yesterday 14/4/29 made it five years the Chinook school girls were abducted. Some of the girls have not been rescued. The group bring back our girls are asking the Federal government to try and rescue the remaining girls.

  23. Well let Mr say, we thank God Almighty for the release and coming Bach home of all this girls

  24. never knew is up to five years… may God rescue the remaining girls and protect them! the government should please do everything in their capacity to help the people in charge of rescuing the girls too

  25. Supporters of the movement who held a rally in Lagos to commemorate this anniversary are calling on the federal government to do all within its reach to secure the release of the remaining girls .

  26. Ha!after how many years,it has been long o,they have to do something about it urgently… Only God knows how their parents have been surviving.

  27. I hope the government will finally find a lasting solution to this menace in this country,,, This should be the very last of it we would here

  28. It is something, not joyful anniversary. It’s just unfortunate. It’s not something that we pray for but we are not preparing to welcome another year anniversary. No, we are not preparing for that. We need our girls, this year, now. As they have finished their elections, let them go back and bring our girls.

  29. I think this has lingered more than necessary, and its man inhumanity to human. The federal government should swim into action to ensure that this girls are released to their parents

  30. When the previous president was in power, this present one and others castigated him especially because of bokoharam and chibok girls. One would have taught the girls would all be freed by now but no! Instead almost if not all the bokoharam captives have been released. Nonsense country. The leaders never put themselves in the shoes of those girls parents, the never did!

  31. Chibok abduction was politically motivated to unseat the former regime including the Book Haram itself. It has become a fighting tool for the northern Nigeria.Not quite long it has changed to herdsmen. They are frustrating a neutral moslem from taking over power and bring all these terrorists group to an end.

  32. I believe vividly on this issue of chibok girls is a political game, done by opposition parties, and ruling government too can’t deny they don’t know of it. if it happens to be their own relations, those girls will have been found

  33. Buhari in 2015, one of his campaign promises was that,after being elected as the president,he will walk into sambisa forest with his two legs and rescue those children, but up til now…

  34. This girls don suffer in the hand of the evils ones, may God bring them back in Jesus name

    1. Amen …my sister…The girls have really suffered….We may God give them strength

    2. I believe the game and history of this chibok girls a political issues ….But in every thing …God will continue to strengthen them

  35. Finally, they have done it, and we hope they will all be in a gud condition,am happy for thier families

  36. Yes I really support what member of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, Yemi Adamolekun, said: “What I can do as a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is what I am doing through BBOG (Bring Back Our Girls). So we are all pleading to FG to wake up to this

  37. This platform has been so helpful and always updating us about what’s happening in society….keep it up paid news

  38. Hmmnn… What a sad thing to remember. I pray that God will touch their hearts to release those girls. I am hopeful and believe that the girls will return home someday.

  39. We contacted her parents. The two other victims who had injuries in the heads and legs had been taken to a hospital for treatment.

  40. Meanwhile, not done, Edet started calling the deceased’s brother to demand for ransom, while he gave out the car to someone to be using for cab business.

  41. The accident occurred around 9:30am while the student was returning from a bank where she had gone to pay her school fees.

  42. Seeing that the game was up Edet Ayiasi, turned himself in at the police station, yesterday, and confessed to the killing.

  43. They should please release the remaining of the chibok girls.only God knows all that they have been through and of their loved ones too

  44. It is a sad story and not something joyful anniversary. It’s just unfortunate. It’s not something that we pray for but we are not preparing.

  45. I hope, I just hope and still hoping that this innocent girls are still alive. And not even been turned to their tools.

  46. Since the People still believe they are alive and hope to see them again, I pray that very soon they will be back on by God grace

  47. Who said those girls need saving?
    Most of them are happily married with children, and have forgotten about anything close to a normal life.

  48. oo too too bad those girls have suffered enough in the hands of this fools a pray a miracle happens so that they will be free.

  49. two-hundred-and-seventy-six schoolgirls at Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria.So far a hundred and seven of the girls have been found and we are relaxed in this country, am ashamed of this nation

  50. Nawa ooooo,so some people still believe there is something like chibok schoolgirls,na lie all of dem dey lie,dey are just decieving us.all na polotics strategies

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