Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Don’t rebuild their school, just bring back our girls || Chibok parents are beginning to lose their patience


By next month, it will b a year since about 276 secondary school girls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno state by Boko Haram insurgents,

While some managed to escape, not less than 200 of them are still missing in spite of the persistent pressure on the Federal Government to rescue them.

For whatever aim, the government recently announced plans to rebuild the destroyed school where the girls were abducted, however, the heart-wrenched parents of the girls as well as community members are far from impressed.

The move by the government apparently infuriated them further, as they insist that all they want is for their girls to be rescued.

The Caretaker Chairman of Chibok Council Area, Mallam Ba’ana Lawan, mirrored the Chibok parent’s rage in 5 quotes:
1. “It is disheartening to inform you that since the abduction of these girls, the Federal Government did not bother to send delegations to Chibok to sympathize with the parents, instead, the parents were invited to Abuja and conveyed in cargo military plane with no comfort whatsoever.”
2. “We still observed that recently, President Goodluck Jonathan visited Mubi and Baga, but failed to visit Chibok to sympathize with our people.”
3. “We also observed that the President and Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice Marshal Alex Badeh had severally promised that these girls will soon be released, but it is now more than 300 days, and nothing has happened.
4. “It is most unfortunate that Chibok Local Government Area has witnessed six different attacks by insurgents and about 300 people lost their lives with property worth millions of naira destroyed, hundreds of houses razed down as well as food and cash crops looted. The most recent attacks being that of Gatamwarwa, Kautikari and other surrounding villages where several lives were equally lost. Yet there was no response from the Federal Government.”
5. “We therefore condemn the move by the Federal Government to embark on the reconstruction of the school (GGSS Chibok) instead of bringing back our girls as severally promised.”

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