LEADERSHIP has continued to show its concern and support for the abducted Chibok girls by listing them as its 2015 Young Persons of the Year.
According to LEADERSHIP, the Chibok girls has made the list of awardees because of their symbolic role as an open wound in the nation’s fight against terrorism.
It added that the girls had been made Young Persons of the Year for two consecutive times in solidarity with the parents and families of the kidnapped 276 girls and th relentless spirit of the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners.
The award will be received today by the parents of the abducted girls lead by the chairman of the abducted girls parents association, Yakubu Nkeki at the 2015 edition of LEADERSHIP Annual Awards and conference.
The event which has the President Muhammadu Buhari as the special guest of honour, will also have former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar as the chairman and Senate President, Bukola Saraki as the guest of honour and governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmaneul as the guest speaker.
Recall that on the night of April 14, 2014, members of the Boko Haram sect attacked and abducted 276 female students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
Fifty seven, now 58 (after the return of Amina Nkeki) of the abducted girls managed to escape but 218 girls remained in the hands of their captors, even after two years of abduction.