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Friday, January 2, 2015

Distraught Parents Of Missing Chibok Girls Criticised President Goodluck Jonathan For Not Fulfilling His Promise To Rescue The Girls


262 days after their daughters were kidnapped from school, some of the distraught parents of the students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, on Thursday criticised President Goodluck Jonathan for not fulfilling his promise to rescue the girls from the custody of Boko Haram.
The abduction of the 219 girls from their hostel at night on April 14, 2014 has attracted global outrage and the President had promised several times that the girls would be rescued alive.
 
Nine of the abducted girls’ parents, during their meeting with the BringBackOurGirls group on Thursday in Abuja, carpeted the President for failing to bring back the schoolgirls.
PUNCH reports that the leader of the parents, Rev. Mark Enoch, accused the government of having a hand in the abduction of the girls, noting that the principal of the school in Chibok had, few hours
before the abduction, locked the girls in their hostel and warned them not to leave.
Enoch explained that the relatives of the principal and the school matron were able to rescue their daughters from the sect, leaving other girls in captivity.


“This is intentional, the hand of government is in the kidnapping; we want the government to bring back our girls. If they cannot do it alone, they should seek the assistance of the United Nations and some advanced countries, the distressed father said.
The cleric, who appreciated the BBOG for not giving up on the girls, noted that but for the activities of the coalition, the issue of the girls would have been forgotten given the remote location of the Chibok community.

Another parent, Mrs. Samuel Abana, asked the President to fulfil the promise he made in July, 2014, when he met with the parents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President had told the parents that the government would secure the release of the girls.
Abana, who broke down in tears while speaking, recalled that the Federal Government had initially denied the abduction before Jonathan met with the parents and pledged to rescue their daughters.