The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, set up of a 24/7 Situation Room, composed of senior officials of the military and security teams as well as others who have a role to play in the negotiation proposed.
This was contained in a statement signed jointly by leaders of the group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu to mark 900 days that the Chibok girls have been in captivity.
“We demand that the President, the Military and Security Team engages with three key countries of the Un Security Council namely United States, United Kingdom and France. We ask that these three countries supported by the United Nations Organization began urgent collaboration with the government of Nigeria to execute the lowest risk option for retrieving our #ChibokGirls. Our Government has the primary duty to lead this effort but the world owes Chibok Girls the responsibility of supporting their rescue because our girls are global citizens. We therefore plead with these three countries and the United Nations, as well as and every other country, institutions, groups and individuals with relevant expertise, to offer support necessary to #BringBackOurGirls. 900 Days is simply too long a time for the world to fail these young women who went to school to be educated only to end up as hostages of terrorists.
“We ask the President to direct as a matter of urgency, the setting up of a 24/7 Situation Room, composed of senior officials of the military and security teams as well as others who have a role to play in the negotiation proposed.
“The situation room should provide declassified information on a timely manner as the government’s accountability to the parents of #ChibokGirls, the Chibok community, our movement and the public at varying degrees of disclosure,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, the group also commended the effort of the Nigerian millitary whose effort sacrifices have brought great success in the fight against th insurgency adding that the group everyday in its sit-out continue to pray for them.
“We once again as is our tradition, salute the gallantry of our security forces at the frontlines of battle. We salute the members of the Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF), the Civilian JTF, and all other security forces sacrificing day and night.
“We appreciate you all and your many families and loved ones for the incredible sacrifice you make for country and people. Every day that we meet at the Unity Fountain, we do pray for you and therefore are convinced that your sacrifice shall not be in vain,” it said.