We Still Await Committee On Chibok Girls’ Abduction –Community

Indigenes of Chibok community under the aegis of Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfil his promise of setting up a committee that will investigate the abduction of the Chibok girls on April 14, 2014.
While briefing the press, the chairman of the association, Tsambido Hosea-Abana stated that during the community’s visit to the president, on July 8, 2015, he had promised to set up a committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the girls adding that the committee was yet to be set up for over a year after.

Hosea-Abana added that the investigative committee will help to avoid a repeat of such ugly occurrences in the community or anywhere else in the country and to resolve once and for all the unanswered questions surrounding the abduction.

“On January 14, 2016, the Chibok Community along with the parents, Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group and others paid visit to Mr. President to re-engage with him after the first meeting of July 8, 2015.

“We were elated by promises he made to us. One of these is that an investigation committee was to be set up to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the girls.

“We the affected community felt and believed that this will finally create the opportunity to unravel the mystery surrounding the abduction for two main reasons; to avoid a repeat of such ugly occurrences in the community or elsewhere; and to resolve once and for all the unanswered questions surrounding the abduction.

“We are still awaiting the constitution of the committee and we assure the Presidency that we shall render all assistance and cooperation the committee needs from us towards achieving its objectives,” it said.

Recall that the community has also expressed unhappiness over the inability of the government to rescue the remaining 218 abducted girls.

months after the one of the Chibok girls, Amina Ali Nkeki was rescued.

The community who expressed their concern during a press briefing, stated that given the recent information that was provided by the rescued Chibok girl, Amina Nkeki, they had hoped and believed that it will bring about the rescue of the girls.

Credit: Leadership

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