87 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity – Rep

Member representing Chibok, Domboa and Gwoza Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Ahmed Jaha, has said no fewer than 87 Chibok girls are still in Boko Haram’s captivity.

Boko Haram terrorists attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok and kidnapped 276 girls on April 14, 2014.

Fifty-seven of the schoolgirls escaped immediately after jumping from the trucks on which they were being transported, while others were rescued by the military.

However, Jaha, while commending the Federal Government for recovering some of the girls, noted that 87 had yet to regain their freedom.

He spoke at an event organised in Abuja on Saturday to showcase the Chibok culture to children and youths of the community not privileged to witness such following the activities of the terrorists.

Jaha said, “I commend efforts being made to ensure peace returns to Chibok.  We also have to commend the FG for recovering some of the Chibok girls, but we still have 87 in captivity. We are happy with the way and manner peace has returned to some parts of Chibok, but we are begging the FG to provide security where they are not present.”

He described the community as relatively safe, adding that some communities were still being occupied by the terrorists.

(Punch)

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