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BringBackOurGirls demands details of new investigation on Chibok girls

BringBackOurGirls demands details of new investigation on Chibok girls

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Bribgbackourgirls group has called on Nigerian government to release details of new investigation into the abduction of Chibok school girls announced by the National Security Adviser in January.

In a press statement by the leaders of the group, Aisha Yesufu and Dr Oby Ezekwesili , the group stated that the investigation would help disclose what exactly happened in the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Bornu state, North East of Nigeria in April 2014.

The group also repeated its demand that the fact finding report into the abduction of the girls which was submitted to the former administration be released.

We also wish to remind Mr. President of two other matters we have been waiting.

“We also wish to remind Mr. President of two other matters we have been waiting: The release of the Major General Mohammed Sabo Fact-Finding Committee Report of 2014 into the abduction of Chibok School Girls submitted to the former administration”.

However, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured of his his determination in rescuing the remaining abducted girls unharmed.
He said government would focus on ensuring the safe return of the girls to their homes and in rehabilitation of their communities.

The activist body also urged the Government of Nigeria and the Borno State government to reopen schools that have been closed down in Chibok for two years.

It lament that children in the area have been out of school for a very long time as a result of the trauma caused by insurgency.

“We remind the Federal and Borno State Governments that the Chibok Community has made numerous demands for closed schools in their community to be reopened after more than two years of shutdown,” it said.

The group further asked government to hasten action in reconstruction of Chibok Government Secondary School where the girls were abducted from.

“They have many times asked for progress report on the Safe Schools Initiative that was launched to especially benefit their schools and children and through which a much dramatized reconstruction ground breaking ceremony was done by the previous administration.

The Islamist group Boko Haram had in 2014 raided a school in Chibok and abducted some 276 girls.

Press Agency