Chibok girls: No more excuses, rhetorics – BBOG tells Buhari
The BringBackOurGirls coalition has admonished President Buhari to rescue the missing 219 Chibok school girls instead of giving 'excuses and rhetorics.'
The group in a statement on Friday urged the president and other stakeholders to do more towards rescuing the abducted girls, saying it expected more from the government.
It said, 'The BBOG family in Nigeria has engaged on a continuous basis various stakeholders including state governors; the previous chief of defence staff & national security adviser; various UN agencies; ambassadors of our neighbouring countries and met twice with President Muhammadu Buhari on this matter.
'Sincerely, we had expected more and will continue to demand more from government than the rhetorics of lack of intelligence and other excuses.'
The group noted that April 14, 2016, will mark exactly two years of the abduction of the girls, stating that it had not ceased to advocate for the rescue of the schoolgirls since they were taken away by insurgents.
'As concerned stakeholders and citizens of this country, the Bring-Back-Our-Girls advocacy group has highlighted the plight of these innocent girls even at a global level and engaged the government and other agencies in a constructive manner to secure the rescue of the girls,' the group stated.
It commended the army for rescuing some women and girls, but said the Chibok girls are still missing and must be found.
It said, 'No doubt you have heard from the media that thousands of abducted women and girls have been rescued by our military.
'Unfortunately, the Chibok girls are not among the rescued. For the families and loved ones of the Chibok girls, it has been painful two years of deep sorrow, uncertainty, fear and heartache that words cannot describe.
'We are aware that the Chibok girls are not the only victims of the insurgency in the North- East. Nigerians were kidnapped before them and more have been kidnapped after them.' - Punch.