Members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group are marking the 5th anniversary of the abduction of over 100 girls by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the Chibok community, Borno State.
The group is demanding the release of the remaining girls still held in the captivity of the terrorist group and also asking the Federal Government to make schools in the northeast safe.
In a sit-out in Lagos to honour the Chibok schoolgirls, the faces and names have been posted at the Falomo roundabout in the Ikoyi area of the state as well as other parts of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has given assurance that his administration will not give up on the remaining girls still in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorist group. He said this in a series of tweets on Sunday on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the abduction of the over two hundred schoolgirls by the insurgents in Chibok community in Borno State in April 2014.
The President noted that while 107 of them have returned, he insisted that the Federal Government would not relent in its efforts in securing the release of the remaining girls and Leah Sharibu, as well as other Nigerians in captivity. He stressed that he had promised to ensure that all the remaining girls were back and reunited with their families, adding that he was committed to fulfilling his pledge.
President Buhari said thousands of captives have been rescued by the nation’s security forces in the last four years and they would not relent until everyone held captive was freed. He further congratulated the young women rescued from the terrorists on the successes they have recorded in their various endeavours.
The President also praised them for their courage and determination to defy the evil ideology of the insurgents by continuing to pursue their education.