The Bring-Back-Our-Girls advocacy group, on Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify his efforts to rescue the missing 219 Chibok school girls.
On April 14, 2016, it will be exactly two years since the abduction of the girls in Borno state, by Boko Haram insurgents.
In a statement released on Friday, the group said: “The BBOG family in Nigeria has engaged on a continuous basis various stakeholders including state governors; the previous chief of defense staff & national security adviser; various UN agencies; ambassadors of our neighbouring countries and met twice with President Muhammadu Buhari on this matter.”
“Sincerely, we had expected more and will continue to demand more from government than the rhetorics of lack of intelligence and other excuses.”
“As concerned stakeholders and citizens of this country, the Bring-Back-Our-Girls advocacy group has highlighted the plight of these innocent girls even at a global level and engaged the government and other agencies in a constructive manner to secure the rescue of the girls.”
“No doubt you have heard from the media that thousands of abducted women and girls have been rescued by our military. Unfortunately, the Chibok girls are not among the rescued. For the families and loved ones of the Chibok girls, it has been painful two years of deep sorrow, uncertainty, fear and heartache that words cannot describe.”
“We are aware that the Chibok girls are not the only victims of the insurgency in the North- East. Nigerians were kidnapped before them and more have been kidnapped after them.”