Chibok Girls 1000th Day: Buhari hopeful rest of girls will rejoin their parents.

On the occasion of the one thousand days after the abduction of Chibok girls, President Muhammadu Buhari has said the country was buoyed with hope that the girls would soon rejoin their families and loved ones as hopes have been rekindled. 

He specifically expressed hope that with three of the girls recovered by the military and 21 others freed through engagement with their captors, many more would still return as soon as practicable.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, Buhari re-committed the Federal Government to securing the release of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents.

The president also declared that the return of the remaining Chibok girls was a goal his government remained steadfastly committed to.

According to him, the intelligence and security forces are unrelenting, and that whatever it takes, his administration remains resolute.

“I salute the fortitude of the distraught parents. As a parent also, I identify with their plight. Days turned to weeks, weeks turned to months, months turned to years, and today, it is 1,000 days. The tears never dry, the ache is in our hearts. But hope remains constant, eternal, and we believe our pains will be assuaged. 

“Our hopes will not be shattered, and our hearts will leap for joy, as more and more of our daughters return. It is a goal we remain steadfastly committed to,” President Buhari said.

The president commended all those who had been in the vanguard for the recovery of the girls, both nationally and internationally.

He said: “Someday soon, we will all rejoice together. Chibok community, Nigeria, and, indeed, the world, will yet rise in brotherhood, to welcome our remaining girls back home. We trust God for that eventuality.”

Meanwhile, the BringBackOurGirls group on Sunday expressed dissatisfaction with the way President Muhammadu Buhari was conducting its affairs especially as it relates to the Chibok Girls.

It noted that the Buhari administration was handling the issue of the abducted Chibok Girls in the same manner it was handling failed policies of insecurity, welfare of internally displaced persons, corruption, military welfare and poor governance.




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