As dust continue to raise following the recent release of the video of the Chibok girls by the Boko Haram sect, the #BringBackOurGirls group have stated that it will not listen to any excuse by the federal government over its inability to rescue the girls.
Speaking during a press briefing yesterday, head, strategic team of the group, Aisha Yesufu stated when an earlier video was released by the sect during the two years commemoration of the abduction, the group had urged government to treat the information as the missing piece of credible intelligence to rescue the girls.
She, however, stated that there were was no desired from government even after the return of one of the Chibok girls, Amina Ali whom the group refered to as human intelligence.
“Since we last met with the President in January, we have continued to call on him to be responsive to the needs of our Chibok parents, our movement, and the Global Community for timely updates on the rescue operation.
“In the aftermath of an earlier video, we repeatedly called for the government to treat the information as the missing piece of “credible intelligence” it was seeking. Not even the return of Amina Ali, a #ChibokGirl, inspired the sort of response we demanded,” she said.
The group added that the excuse of a split within the terrorists’ ranks or a period of validation of the authenticity of their claims should not suffice and urged for an immediate, transparent, action and results-oriented response plan by the federal government.
It noted that it would press its demands home with a march to the Villa which it planned to hold in the next few days.
“Nothing short of the Nigerian state being in contact with the parents, confirming identities of our girls, providing psychosocial support where necessary, and most importantly, articulating an action plan will be acceptable,” she said.