Sunday, 23 October 2016

Send 21 Released Girls To School Abroad, Chibok Tells Buhari, Presidency Reacts

Updated 23 October, 2016
Chibok community believe that the only way to repay the Chibok girls for leaving them in Boko Haram’s captivity for around two years is to ensure they complete their education outside the shores of Nigeria.

Chibok local government chairman Ya’aga Yarakuwu made the call recently in the bid to “underscore the importance of the girls’ education”
After going through a harrowing experience in the hands of their Boko Haram captors for around two years, the Chibok community has demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari send the 21 rescued girls abroad to continue their education.

Vanguard reports that chairman of Chibok local government Ya’aga Yarakuwu made the call recently to “underscore the importance of the girls’ education”. Yarakuwu alongside representative of the girls’ parents thanked God, the President and the Nigerian security agencies for ensuring the safe return of the girls. 
He however highlighted the challenges bedeviling the community which he said included lack of roads and schools and appealed to President Buhari to come to the aid of the community, urging for deployment of more security personnel to the area.

He concluded by urging the President to take the girls abroad to further their education because most of the girls’ parents were dead as a result of high blood pressure. Meanwhile, Yarakawa has debunked statements that Chibok schoolgirls were unwilling to return back home. 

Speaking exclusively to Leadership on Thursday, October 20, Yarakawa said that he was positive that the remaining abducted girls are not married out by their captors and will return back home safely. He described the reports as “rumours” adding that the statement was false and baseless adding that the report should be disregarded. 


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