Members of the BringBackOurGirls group are to meet President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday as part of their campaign to focus attention on the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped from Government Girls’ School, Chibok, Borno State in 2014. According to reports, the meeting with Buhari is aimed towards appraising members of the group who have led international and national focus on the plight of the girls whose fate has remained uncertain since the night of April 14, 2014 when they were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from their school.
Two hundred and seventy six girls were initially kidnapped but 77 of them were lucky yo escape from the terrorists with 219 not heard from since then.
An official of the group told Vanguard, yesterday, that the meeting with the President was aimed towards “finding out how efforts to rescue the Chibok girls are going.” The BBOG had in the past, especially during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, sought to bring moral pressure on the government to intensify efforts towards rescuing the girls but their efforts were often interwoven with politics as Jonathan administration officials often saw their activities as politics.
President Jonathan did not meet the BBOG and on one occasion sent administration officials and ministers to meet with their representatives. However, a BBOG official, Mr. Adejoh Momoh, confirmed yesterday that the appointment with President Buhari had been confirmed.
Source: Today News