President Muhammadu Buhari stated on Monday that his administration has no longer forgotten the last schoolgirls nevertheless being held in captivity.
The schoolgirls have been kidnapped by way of Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok community, Borno State, in April, 2014.
He expressed optimism that the final schoolgirls will nevertheless regain their freedom.
In a declaration by way of his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari, stated protection and brain networks in the country had been now not resting on the project of rescuing the girls.
The President prolonged his true needs to the humans of Chibok community, who held prayers and thanksgiving offerings to mark the sixth year memorial of the kidnap, however, regretted that the authorities used to be unable to make illustration in this year’s memorial, owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrict on movements.
The assertion reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari extends his exact desires to the human beings of Chibok, Borno State, as they preserve prayers and thanksgiving offerings to mark the sixth anniversary of the kidnapping of their daughters by means of Boko Haram terrorist group.
“President Buhari regrets that the modern Covid-19 pandemic, with restrictions on movement, makes it not possible for any authorities delegation to be with them in the course of the event.
“He, however, assures the humans of Chibok that he is nonetheless conscious of their welfare and their concerns, in particular related to our daughters who are nevertheless missing.”
On the particular trouble of the freedom for the last girls held by using the terrorists, the President stated efforts have been ongoing on two fronts.
He used to be quoted as saying: “The armed forces of the usa who are on everyday operations in the whole vicinity proceed in their hope that they would come upon these girls, as they did hundreds of different hostages, rescue and convey them again home.
“The nation’s protection and brain community, in whom a lot of hope is reposed in rescuing the kidnapped girls, is making a lot of efforts the usage of backroom channels to get them again to their families.
“These are processes, formal and informal, that contain distinctive organizations with hyperlinks to the terrorists, and are very tedious and uneasy as is considered in distinct parts of the world.
“The problem of the Chibok girls is now not a forgotten issue. We can’t go to sleep over this matter. We are confident that ongoing efforts will yield some thing positive. “Unfortunately, an ongoing disaster inside the Boko Haram leadership, which has led to factions and breakaway groups, delivered a quantity of unexpected challenges to the method of negotiating with the militants for the younger women’s release.
“In the previous few years, our armed forces have recorded large successes in the struggle towards Boko Haram, however they have additionally been cautious to make sure that as few civilian lives as viable have been misplaced in the process. We would as an alternative the younger ladies nevertheless in captivity have been freed alive.”
He additionally mirrored on the development being made by means of the freed ‘Chibok girls’, who have been backed via his administration to learn about at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, announcing that he is proud of what they are doing.
The declaration similarly said: “He encourages them to continue to be targeted on their research and on this special probability that has been given to them with the aid of God, following their horrific time in captivity.
“President Buhari also commends Yakubu Nkeki, Lawan Zannah and Yana Galang, the govt officers of the Association of the Parents of the Abducted Girls from Chibok, on their steadfast efforts to suggest for the welfare of the parents, the freed female and these nevertheless in captivity.”
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