Chibok Girls And Sharibu Must Be Rescued - Saraki
At least 112 Chibok girls abducted on April 14, 2014 and another girl, Leah Sharibu are still allegedly in Boko Haram custody.
Their continued stay in captivity has left their parents in grief.
On Sunday, a day after the 4th year anniversary of their abduction, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, is demanding more actions and efforts targeted at rescuing them.
He is also concerned about Miss Sharibu, one of the girls abducted from Dapchi on February 20 who is still in Boko Haram custody.
She is being held because she refused to renounce Christianity.
Saraki said that this would require the collaboration of governments, security agencies, religious and community leaders.
He spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja on Sunday.
The Senate President said though four years had elapsed since the sad incident of the Chibok girls’ kidnap, “it must not dampen efforts being made to see the girls rescued and reunited with their families and loved ones’’.
"Remain steadfast, as government would never relent in its efforts to see your daughters back home safely,' the Senate President said.
“As a parent, I feel the pains of these unfortunate young girls from Chibok and the latest one – Leah Sharibu – from Dapchi, their parents and the people and Governments of Borno and Yobe States over these harrowing experiences.
“However, all hope is not lost. We are all involved in this. Their return will give us joy while their continued stay in captivity will inflict us with perpetual torment of failure.
“This is no time for blame game or passing the buck.
“I believe that the last four years have given us ample time to reflect on the calamity, review our modus operandi – politically and militarily and resolve to ensure that all Nigerians are adequately protected.
“Let’s fine tune the strategies that have won us successes and discard those that have failed us,’’ Saraki said.