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Don't Give Up, Your Girls Will Return Home Safely, UN Building Survivor Tells Chibok People

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 09, (THEWILL) â€' The 2011 UN Building bombing survivor, Member Fesse, Friday, sent a word of encouragement to the Chibok people over the ongoing search for the abducted school girls.

'My message to the Chibok community is to hold strong, don't give up, your girls will come home by the grace of God, alive and well and very soon,' she said in an emotional statement sent to the community.

'To the girls, stay strong, all of Nigeria and indeed the world is looking for you. We will find you and bring you home. I am Chibok Girl. I am you.'

Recalling her experience in the Abuja bombing, she continued: 'On the 26th of August 2011, I went to the United Nations' Building in Abuja to collect data for my schoolwork. The terrorists came and bombed the building. Their intention was to kill us and take away our dreams. They destroyed the building, killed many and wounded others including me but they could not destroy our dreams.

'On the 14 of April, 2014, you went to school to get an education. The terrorists came and carried you away. They burnt down your school. Their intention is to cut short your ambition of getting an education and to destroy your dreams of living lives of dignity. They will not succeed. They may traumatise you but you will not bow.

'I am you.You are in the forest. I was lost in the rubbles of the explosion. Like you, family and friends looked for me. My father had to look among the dead similar to the manner that your parents and community pursued after the terrorists. Eventually I was found broken but alive. They will find you for I am you.

'Chibok Community, stay strong your girls will come home. Nigeria is looking for your girls. The world is looking for your girls.

Chibok Girls, stay strong. You will be found and brought home. The world is standing up for you.

'I am you-wounded but not bowed. You too will not bow. You will come home.'