Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA) has called on the federal government to institute proper channel of communication with the abducted Chibok girls’ parents and community.
Speaking during a press briefing, the chairman of the association, Tsambiso Hosea-Abana, urged the government to start frequent briefings on progress report of the search and rescue team of the girls to help calm the anxiety of the community.
Hosea-Abana also urged the government to take care of the welfare of the abducted girls’ parents through the Ministry of Women Affairs according to the promise made to them during their visit to the president, early this year.
The chairman urged President Muhammadu Buhari to do everything in his power to rescue the girls who had stayed too long in the hands of their captors and reunite them with their families.
“We hope that the president will keep to his word which he expressed at different occasions starting with his inaugural speech where he said that the war on terror will not be said to have been successfully prosecuted without the successful rescue of the Chibok girls.”
The chairman added that the destruction of sources of livelihoods by the insurgency in the Northeast have brought about famine as it has crippled farming activities in the area.
“After the abduction, Chibok area was attacked severally with high casualties, including 11 of the parents and guardians of the abducted girls(four killed by Boko Haram insurgents and seven due to trauma related cases). The people of Chibok are today haunted, displaced, traumatised and living in agony as refugees and internally displaced persons,” he said.
He urged the federal government to rebuild the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State where the girls were abducted adding that after one year of widely publicised reconstruction foundation laying by the former government, the burnt school is yet to be completed.