FG Has Forgotten About Our Daughters – Chibok Community
BEVERLY HILLS, January 16, (THEWILL) – The general impression in Chibok, the Borno community where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram last April, is that the Federal Government has forgotten about their daughters.
Still agonising over the lackadaisical attitude of the Federal Government to the fate of the girls, the people faulted President Goodluck Jonathan on his avowed determination to bring back the girls.
Making the stand of the people of the community known Friday was the spokesman of Kibaku Community, Dr. Allen Mannaseh, who lamented that it was sad that the federal government has not been able to rescue the girls 278 days after even as President Jonathan kept mum on the matter when he visited Maiduguri on Thursday.
Expressing doubts over the professed commitment of the government to rescue the girls, Mannaseh, lamented that it was unfortunately that the people of Borno and especially Kibaki, the native of Chibok, failed to understand why the president visited Maiduguri on Thursday.
According to Manasseh,”As a director of information of the Chibok Community nationwide, I am short of answers when people call to ask me why did the president keep mute about the Chibok girls during the occasion .
“We feel pained always because this is one of the ethnic nationality that mobilised and voted for President Jonathan more than any other in the entire north east. Why are we being shunned always?
“Had President Jonathan not visited Maiduguri Thursday ahead of the campaigns, what would he tell us when he finally visits Borno?
“The Baga issue deserves more than just condemnation. With kind of attitude towards the people's pains, especially parents of the Chibok girls, how can we who supported, mobilised and voted for him start shouting in the ears of these parents to vote PDP?
“We are saddened as parents of Chibok girls for more than 278 days ago, our daughters have been forcefully taken away from us. To me, I was disappointed by Mr. President during his visit to Maiduguri yesterday (Thursday) . He did not even say a word to the parents of Chibok girls or sympathise with them. It showed that the federal government has forgotten about those girls. Unfortunately, the girls have so far spent 278 days in the enemy's camp.”