The #BringBackOurGirls group has stated that the return of 21 of the Ch ibok school girls has renewed their hope that the Federal Government will fufil the promise of bringing the abducted girls back.
In a press briefing, signed by the leaders of the group, Aisha Yesufu and Dr Oby Ezekwesili, the group called on the government to continue in its action of bringing the remaining Chibok girls back and also every other Nigerians who have been abducted by the Boko Haram sect.
“Exactly two months since the plea-for-rescue from our #ChibokGirl, Dorcas Yakubu, we are delighted to report the return of twenty one (21) of her peers, in the morning of October 13 2016. This was a result of negotiations involving the Department of State Security Services and aided by the Swiss Government. The International Committee of the Red Cross at some point provided medical services to the girls during the handover.
“We congratulate our government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, for providing the leadership that led to this successful rescue. We applaud the resilience of our men at the frontlines, and heads of the military and security establishment, whose daily sacrifices provided the environment for this to succeed.
“Our hope is renewed that our Government will fulfil the pledge it made to rescue all our #ChibokGirls as well as every other abducted citizen of our country. We have therefore decided to step down the release of the Chronicles of False Narratives II. We will continue with our one month monitoring of the Federal Government’s renewed rescue activities.
“Now, we can continue to make our demand for the rescue of the remaining 197 #ChibokGirls with greater expectation of their quick return. We trust that our government will continue to work to keep their safety, security, and well-being a high priority,” it said.
The group also called on the international community to continue to support the federal government to secure the release of the other Chibok girls and all other abducted Nigerians, so that parents, the Chibok community, the nation, and the world can finally put an end to the issue of the abduction and in turn, the insurgency.
”To the international community, especially the Swiss Government and others involved in securing this release, we send our deepest appreciation. We urge you to continue to support our government’s effort to rescue all other abducted Nigerians, so that parents, the Chibok community, the nation, and the world can finally