Concerned Parents of Chibok Girls have appealed to President Bola Tinubu to help facilitate the release of 92 abducted girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity.
The parents made the appeal in a letter issued on Monday by Yana Galang (mother to Rifkatu Galang still in captivity) and Zanna Lawan (father to Aisha Lawan still in captivity).
They also congratulated Tinubu and Kashim Shettima on their assumption of office as President and Vice President, respectively.
They begged the President to use his honourable office to help to secure the release of the remaining girls in captivity.
“Mr President, as you are well aware, our predicament started in 2014 when 276 of our daughters from Chibok Government Secondary School were abducted.
“It has been years of pain and agony for us and we are disheartened that nine years later and a few months before the end of the immediate past-administration, 92 of these girls remain in Boko Haram captivity, subjected to unimaginable ordeal and abuse at the hands of their captors,” the parents said.
The parents, in the letter, said they noted that Tinubu, in his inaugural speech, pledged to make security a top priority.
They urged the President to take up the issue of the 92 kidnapped girls, after his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, was not able to secure their release, despite his promises.
The parents said, “With the baton changing under the same political party now in 2023, history will no doubt be kind to you, your family, your government and your party if these statements from your predecessor are achieved under you, more so, with our son, Vice President Shettima.
“Mr President, we seek you to be the light that will illuminate our darkness, end our pains, dry our tears and free us from the shackles of sadness, sorrow, and anguish this trajectory has brought into our existence.
“When we marked the ninth year remembrance of the abduction this year, we didn’t think we would hold any more commemoration, and the truth is that we don’t want to, but regrettably, so it seems, except you come to our rescue and give us succour, another sober commemoration knocks.
“We wait patiently for this succour as our acceptable alternative.”
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