From Molly Kilete. Abuja
The #Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), group has commended the federal government for rescuing 82 kidnapped Chibok girls last Saturday.
However, the group has called on the government to urgently publish the names of the 82 girls to enable it cross check with the #ChibokGirls list generated by the Presidential Fact-Finding Committee on the Abduction of the Chibok Schoolgirls (General Ibrahim Sabo Committee) report of June 20, 2014.
The group in a statement signed by its spokesperson Sesugh Akume, said “Once we are able to do so, we shall communicate our findings to the public”.
The group while commending the government for rescuing 82 of the missing 195 girls, through a negotiated deal with the combined effort of security agencies, the military, the government of Switzerland, the Red Cross, local and international NGOs, said “we are exceedingly delighted by this good news that has been long awaited following last October when upon the release of our 21 #ChibokGirls, our Federal Government promised that; another 83 was being negotiated to be released very soon.”
The statement made available to Daily Sun, in Abuja, indicated that: “We commend Mr. President, the federal government and all the other partners for this heartwarming development.
“We are also glad in view of the remaining 133 of our #ChibokGirls that are still captives of terrorists, the statement from the presidency reiterated the president’s and his government’s commitment to continue to earnestly pursue the release of all our Chibok girls.
“We once again offer our absolute support to the initiative of the government necessary to bring collate to this tragedy.
“We are eagerly looking forward to the official release of the names of the 82 girls in order to enable us as usual verify them against the #ChibokGirls list generated by the Presidential “Fact-Finding Committee on the Abduction of the Chibok Schoolgirls (General Ibrahim Sabo Committee) report of 20 June 2014. Once we are able to do so, we shall communicate our findings to the public.
“We once again thank everyone all over the world who has persisted with the parents of OUR #ChibokGirls and our movement in demanding for their rescue”