BBOG hails release of 21 Chibok girls

BBOG hails release of 21 Chibok girls
October 13 22:09 2016

The BringBackOurGirls movement has described the release of 21 Chibok school girls by their Boko Haram captors as a welcome development.

The group, in a statement signed by Aisha Yesufu and a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, said the “negotiated release” of the 21 girls was a confirmation of its long-held view that the government had the capacity to rescue the schoolgirls.

“This wonderful development confirms what we have always known about the capacity of our goverment to rescue our #ChibokGirls,” the BBOG said.

The group commended that government and all those that played a role in securing the release of the girls, calling for focus and more efforts to ensure the rest of the girls gain freedom.

“While awaiting further details, we take this opportunity to salute the work of our security services at the front lines – the commitment, resilience and tireless efforts of our members of the Multi-national Joint Task Force and the civilian JTF.

“We also thank the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Swiss government and all negotiators involved in securing the release.

“Following this development, we trust that our government will continue to work to keep the safety, security, and well-being of the other girls a high priority.

“We further urge the international community 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 put an end to this nightmare once and for all,” the statement read.