The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group has stated that it will release the chronicle of false narratives over the rescue of the Chibok girls by the government on October 14, 2016 which is 30 months since the abduction of girls.
In a press statement signed by the leaders of the group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yusuf, it stated that there have been false narratives and inconsistencies by the Nigerian government over the rescue of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls adding that such falsehood and inconsistencies have continued to impede the rescue efforts of government.
The group who stated that the falsehood and inconsistencies were also witnessed in the past administration added that it had urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prevent a repeat.
It urged the government to be consistent in the information it brings out about the girls so that it can restore its integrity and credibility.
“In 2014, under the previous administration, our movement did a study of the Nigerian state’s communication in the first 200 days (14 April – 31 October 2014) of the abduction. The evidence presented a pattern of contradictions, falsehoods, attacks on the #BringBackOurGirls movement and its leaders, etc. This we compiled and published as the “Chronicles of false narratives and inconsistencies by the Nigerian government over the rescue of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls”
“At the 8 July 2015 meeting, we gave Mr President a copy of the publication, urging him to prevent a repeat in his administration, but rather focus on doing the right things to bring back our girls. Regrettably, nothing has changed. It is for this reason that we shall on 14 October 2016, which will be 30 months since the abduction of our girls (should they not already be rescued by then); unveil the “Chronicles of false narratives and inconsistencies by the Nigerian government over the rescue of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls II.” This will cover the period of 16 months of this administration (29 May 2015 – 30 September 2016).
“Clearly, insincerity, inconsistencies, and outright falsehoods are continuing to impede the rescue efforts of government for our #ChibokGirls and our factual chronicle of this may be the awakening this new administration needs in order to change its strategy. After all, it is these obstacles to speedy operation that may be the key reasons for the 900 days failure, at this point, to rescue our #ChibokGirls. It is pertinent to note that whereas the former government failed our ChibokGirls for 410 days, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has disappointingly failed them for 490 days today.