Concerned Parents of Chibok Girls have appealed to President Bola Tinubu to facilitate the release of 92 abducted girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity.
The parents made the appeal in a a letter issued by Yana Galang (mother to Rifkatu Galang still in captivity) and Zanna Lawan (father to Aisha Lawan still in captivity).
While congratulating Tinubu and Kashim Shettima on their assumption of office as president and vice president respectively, they begged the president to to help in releasing the remaining girls still in captivity.
“It has been years of pain and agony for us and we are disheartened that nine years later and a few months before the end of the immediate past administration, 92 of these girls remain in Boko Haram captivity, subjected to unimaginable ordeal and abuse at the hands of their captors.
“Mr. President, we seek you to be the light that will illuminate our darkness, end our writhing pains, dry our tears and free us from the shackles of sadness, sorrow, and anguish this trajectory has brought into our existence, ” the parents said.
They added that on April 14, 2021, a statement titled “Chibok Girls Still on Our Minds” was also released and further reminded them of the former president’s promise and reassured them that all their girls would be rescued and reintegrated into their communities.
According to the parents, former President, Muhammadu Buhari, in his inaugural speech on May 29, 2015, said his administration could not claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing Chibok girls.