Four years after Chibok schoolgirls was reported to had gone missing, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has persuaded governments, security agencies, religious and community leaders, to braise effort such that could lead to rescue remaining 112 Chibok Girls and Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, from Boko Haram’s captivity.
Saraki, who spoke through a statement issued on Sunday by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, said even though it was four years after sad incident of the Chibok girls’ kidnap, it must not dampen efforts being made to see the girls rescued and reunited with their families and loved ones.
He noted plight of the Chibok schoolgirls’ parents whose children had missing and that of the anxiety which have been enduring after the girl disappeared, urging families of the remaining schoolgirls to remain steadfast, with assurance that government would relent in efforts to see their daughters back home safely.
Saraki said: “As a parent, I feel the pains of these unfortunate young girls from Chibok and the latest one – Leah Sharibu – from Dapchi, their parents and the people and Governments of Borno and Yobe States over these harrowing experiences.
“However, all hope is not lost. We are all involved in this . Their return will give us joy while their continued stay in captiviy will inflict us with perpetual torment of failure.
“This is no time for blame game or passing the buck. We must all gear up and work together to see these girls rescued within the shortest possible time. I believe that the last four years has given us ample time to reflect on the calamity, review our modus operandi – politically and militarily – and resolve to ensure that all Nigerians are adequately protected.
“Let’s fine tune the strategies that have won us successes and discard those that have failed us. The goal and focus must be clear – to rescue our girls and all those in forced captivity in any part of the country, and ultimately, to restore our pride as a sovereign entity.
“This is the time for all stakeholders to retool and re-strategize to ensure that all these girls are not only rescued but do all in our power to put a closure to all cases of kidnapping and insurgency in this land,” he said.
However, the president urged Nigerians assist government and the security agencies on how to rescue the girls.
He tasked security agencies to keep people abreast of developments about the issue to avoid the speculations and talks like the one insinuating that many of the girls may have died.