The parents of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls who have been kidnapped have written to President Muhammadu Buhari pleading with him to uphold his word and return their children before he leaves office in May 2023.
Remember that the Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram abducted 276 female students, ages 16 to 18, from the Government Girls Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria, in April 2014.
Eight years later, at least a significant number of the girls are still held captive and unaccounted for.
However, in a letter to the president dated December 30, 2022 that newsmen were able to receive, the parents bemoaned the fact that many of the girls who had been abducted by Boko Haram up to this point had not yet been freed.
On behalf of the parents of the kidnapped Chibok girls, Yana Galang and Zanna Lawan signed a letter headed “Bring back our children before you leave office,” pleading with Buhari to keep his 2015 campaign pledge to free all the girls.
The President’s parents prayed for him to have a more meaningful New Year and expressed hope that Nigeria would be freed from its present problems.
“Mr. President, we would want to convey our profound thanks to your government for their previous efforts while also reminding you of the promises you made to us about the remaining rescue of our daughters who have been abducted. Even though this will be your last act as president, we ask that you keep your word and give our girls back to us.
“But we cannot claim to have beaten Boko Haram without liberating the Chibok girls and all other innocent people taken captive by extremists. This administration will do everything it possible to release them alive,” you declared in your inauguration address on May 29, 2015.