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A girl released by Boko Haram walks with her mother in Dapchi on March 21, 2018 after Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped 110 schoolgirls just over a month ago have so far returned 101 of the students to the town, the government said. Information Minister said the girls were released “unconditionally”. “No money changed hands,” he told reporters in the capital, Abuja. STRINGER / AFP

Social Advocacy Project (SAP) of Al-Mu’minaat expressed delight over the release of Dapchi schoolgirls.

“Our hearts are really gladdened when the news broke that one hundred and one (101) of the abducted Dapchi girls have been released by the Boko Haram”.

The group urged President Muhammadu Buhari-led government not to relent on the war on terror especially in the Northern part of Nigeria; the Boko Haram and the herdsmen.

“Security of lives and property of Nigerians is the primary responsibility of any Government, the PMB-led government cannot afford to relax. We are using this medium to call for the release of the remaining Chibok and Dapchi girls’.

The intelligence that led to the release should be kept and not breached so that the remaining girls can come back alive and safe”.

They lamented over the rate at which female children are avoiding school “Stories of how girls have concluded that they won’t return to school get to us daily. Once beaten twice shy. No one can blame parents or even girls who concluded that school isn’t safe for them. Experience have taught them, and nothing better that experience.”

“This is one of the very important reasons why our government cannot afford to relent on ensuring security for schools.

Girl-Child education and women empowerment is at stake. If this apathy isn’t addressed by ensuring safety of lives of the girls who choose to attend school then the future of women, family may be affected negatively”.


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