#BringBackOurGirls Marks 7 Years Of Advocacy For The #ChibokGirls And Other Victims Of Abduction
April 14, 2021 marked 2,557 days since 276 schoolgirls were abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. In 2 days, it will be 7 years since the #BringBackOurGirls movement launched a daily advocacy campaign for their safe return.
Today is also day 2,164 of President Muhammadu Buhari’s stewardship as the President, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In 31 days, on May 29 it will be exactly 6 years since his first inauguration speech where he said, “…we cannot claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by insurgents”.
As we mark our 7 years of unwavering advocacy for the return of our Chibok girls, we wish to remind the President that 7+ years on, 112 of our Chibok girls remain missing (even though on many occasions there have been claims of the terrorists being defeated).
Our movement is bothered that 7 years on, the Federal Government seem to have forgotten that there are still 112 Chibok girls in captivity. The unhealthy and uneasy quietness of the government is a great source for concern. We therefore call on President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the return of our Chibok girls, 7+ years of despair, trauma, and agony are unbearable.
Until all the abducted girls can be accounted for, the promise of Nigeria’s constitution, that the welfare of Nigerians shall be the primary purpose of government, will continue to ring hollow.
We invite you to be part of this milestone event;
Theme: Citizens Engagement: The Journey Of #BringBackOurGirls movement
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Time: 11 a.m.
Zoom registration link: https://bit.ly/3sXykgz
Signed: For and on behalf of #BringBackOurGirls
Dr. Oby Ezekwesili