The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has expressed hope that the Chibok girls will be rescued, seven years after they were abducted by members of the Jihadist Group, Boko Haram. In a recent statement assuring all of their release, he said:
“As a father of all sons and daughters of Borno, I haven’t lost hope that our remaining Chibok school girls and other abducted persons will be safely recovered”.
In April, 2014, members of Boko Haram attacked the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok and captured 276 school girls between the ages of 12 and 17. While a number of them have been reportedly rescued by the government, over a 100 are still within the grasp of the insurgents.
Although, it seem efforts by the federal government aimed at rescuing the abducted Chibok school girls have not yielded so much results, Governor Zulum guaranteed all of President Muhammadu Buhari’s concern about the kidnapped Chibok girls and their parents, and his efforts at ensuring their safe release.
In a related development, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu reassured all of government intense efforts at securing their rescue. In a statement he issued on Wednesday to this effect, it read;
“No one is giving up hope here. Efforts to secure their release through various channels and activities of the security and intelligence agencies remain on course”