President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the government has not forgotten the Chibok school girls that were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State as Nigerians mark the 4th year anniversary of their abduction by Boko Haram Insurgents.
The President, in a statement made available to Naija News by the Senior Special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba, assure the parents of the girls that their daughter will never be forgotten or abandoned to their fate, despite four long years since they were taken away by terrorists.
While commemorating with the Government of Borno State, parents of the children and Nigerians in commemorating the fourth anniversary of the sad incident, praying that the event at the daughters’ school today will go well, the president urged the parents to keep their hopes alive as the government was during all in its power to ensure that, like the 100 Chibok girls that have been rescued, more chibok girls would be brought home.
“We are concerned and aware that it is taking long to bring the rest of our daughters back home, but be assured that this administration is doing its very best to free the girls from their captors.
“Unfortunately, the negotiations between the government and Boko Haram suffered some unexpected setbacks, owing mainly to a lack of agreement among their abductors, whose internal differences have led to a divergence of voices regarding the outcome of the talks. We know that this is not the news parents want to hear after four whole years of waiting, but we want to be as honest as possible with you.” He said
The president assured the parents of the girls that they would hear good news soon concerning their daughters, as the government remains focus on the actualization of the rescue of the girls.
“However, this government is not relenting. We will continue to persist, and the parents should please not give up. Don’t give up hope of seeing our daughters back home again. Don’t lose faith in this government’s ability to fulfill our promise of reuniting you with our daughters.
“Don’t imagine for a moment that we have forgotten about our daughters or that we consider their freedom a lost course,’’ the President said.
Source: Naija News