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110 Kidnapped Chibok Girls Still In Boko Haram’s Detention – Borno Town

 

110 Chibok girls are still being held captive by Boko Haram insurgents, the Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA) in Borno State has said.

Naija News reports that the President of the association, Dauda lliya, made this known at a press conference held in Abuja on Saturday.

Iliya said the missing girls are part of the over 200 girls abducted by the terrorists during an invasion of the community in 2014.

The KADA president accused governments at all levels of abandoning Chibok, stressing that the frequency of attacks and level of destruction in the town have escalated since 2018.

He, however, urged the federal government to deploy more security operatives to the area to stop further attacks and rescue the girls and scores of other victims abducted at different times.

Also, lliya urged the government to immediately set up Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps in Chibok and provide the town with a skills acquisition centre.

He said: “By doing so, we expect our remaining 110 daughters abducted in 2014 and numerous others subsequently abducted at different times to be brought back to us.

“Chibok has been for all intents and purposes abandoned to its own devices by all layers of government in Nigeria. Right from late 2012 up to this time, the statistics of the state of damage and destruction of lives and property inflicted on the community presents a worrisome and pathetic picture.

“From late 2018 to date, the frequency of attacks and level of destruction have escalated and are simply alarming. Just this year (2022) alone, Kautikari (second largest town in Chibok area) was attacked on January 14 with five girls abducted, three persons killed, many houses and churches burnt.

“In sustaining their carnage, Piyemi, another big town in Chibok area, was attacked on January 20 with 19 persons mostly girls abducted and one person, the vigilante leader, beheaded.”

“We appeal to the federal government to immediately set up internally displaced person camps in Chibok town and provide Chibok with a skills acquisition centre so as to avoid imminent hunger/starvation in Chibok.

“We request the federal government to order the deployment of more military personnel and better arms to Chibok to halt the continuous attacks on the community.”