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13 months since abduction of Chibok girls


The abducted Chibok girls

The abducted Chibok girls

SIR: Thursday, May 14, 2015 marked exactly 13 months (395 days) since the abduction of over 200 girls.

Though many other girls, boys, women and the elderly were abducted, the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls was one that shocked the world.

Recently, many girls and women were set free from Sambisa forest, but after identification, reports said they are not Chibok girls.

It is most unfortunate and disheartening that many of the Sambisa women found were said to be pregnant, presumably by insurgents.

Just like Chibok girls, the slaughtered Buni Yadi boys, Baga massacre, Nyanya bombings, etc will continue to be remembered in our prayers.

The families and relatives of the victims should take heart and be calm as God Almighty will judge between his servants. Against all odds, life must continue.

We must continue praying for our one and only country, Nigeria and our leaders for peace, unity and development of our country.

I urge the incoming government to set up a special committee for the rehabilitation of the northeast region and to handle post insurgency trauma cases. The government should also please pay compensation to families of victims, and support an endowment fund. Government should secure the lives and property of all Nigerians and defend the territorial integrity of our country.

• Abdulbaqia Jari,

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