If Chibok Girls Were Your Daughters . . .

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As many Nigerians have continued to asks the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group why it is still standing for the abducted Chibok girls, the group has asked if they will give up easily if it was their daughters that were in the hands of the Boko Haram sect.

In a press release signed by leaders of the group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu, the group stated that nobody with human feeling will move on without speaking for their love ones if they were missing.

“You know where your daughters, your sisters, your cousins, your nieces, your friends are even as you read this. #ChibokGirls’ parents do not know where theirs are. Would you be silent if your daughters, your sisters, your cousins, your nieces and your friends were missing? Would you sleep on their matter? Would you give up on their rescue? Would you move on without them?,” the group queried.

The group added that as a movement, it had pledged  that it will not stop demanding for the rescue of the abducted girls  until they are brought back home to their families.

“For our movement, we simply cannot move on. We shall in fact not move on.  As a movement we made a pledge that we shall not stop demanding for their rescue until our #ChibokGirls are brought back. It was their tragedy that brought our diverse group of people out on April 30, 2014 on the basis of Shared Humanity and the principle of Social Contract that every government owes its citizens.

“We shall therefore remain steadfast, focused, and unwavering in demanding accountability for our #ChibokGirls. We shall not stop until our girls are back,” it said.

The group has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the military and the security team to begin engagement with United Nations in order to rescue the abducted girls.

While briefing the press on the commemoration of the Day 900 of the ChibokGirls’ abduction, the co-coverner the movement, Dr Oby Ezekwesili also urged for engagement with three key countries of the UN Security Council, to execute the lowest risk option for retrieving the girls.

“We demand that the President, the Military and Security Team engage with three key countries of the UN Security Council namely United States, United Kingdom and France. We ask that these three countries of the United Nations Organization began urgent collaboration with the government of Nigeria to execute the lowest risk option for retrieving our #ChibokGirl,” she said.


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