Chibok Parents Mark 4th Anniversary Of Schoolgirls Abduction

Clay Curtis
April 15, 2018

Amnesty International (AI) has said that the federal government has failed to learn from the kidnap of Chibok school girls four years ago.

The 19-year-old was discovered with a four-month-old baby and a man she described as her husband near Boko Haram's Sambisa Forest enclave.

On Friday night, about 100 people attended a vigil in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, under a busy flyover whose pillars are now adorned with brightly painted murals of the missing girls. By the grace of Allah, we will not return to you.

On Monday, January 15, 2018, Boko Haram released a video showing some of the abducted school girls declaring that they don't want to return home.

UNICEF said this week more than 1,000 children had been verified as abducted in northeast Nigeria since 2013, although the real figure is estimated to be much higher.

Government must demand that to prove me wrong or stop negotiating for numerous girls that don't exists.

Buhari pledged to the Chibok girls' parents that their daughters "will never be forgotten or abandoned to their fate" despite the time that had passed.

The Nigerian Army has constantly maintained that the sect has been defeated. It restated its calls for the release of all hostages in Boko Haram custody.

One hundred and seven were returned in mid-March.

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The latest report was the one that alleged that only about five out of 100 remaining girls still in the captivity of Boko Haram were alife.

He stated: "Following the numerous press enquiries on the information contained in the series of tweets by Mr Ahmed Salkida, we wish to reiterate that the information is not known to the officials of this administration either from the captors of the Chibok girls or the worldwide intercessors who are working with us".

In September 2015, Buhari raises the possibility of an exchange of Boko Haram prisoners for the girls. "Don't give up hope of seeing our daughters back home again".

The Boko Haram conflict is in its tenth year, but shows little sign of ending.

The figure includes the Chibok girls, a UNICEF representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Malick Fall, said yesterday.

The government needed to deliver "meaningful action on behalf of all these victims of Boko Haram's crimes".

He further challenged the federal government to prove his claims wrong or "stop negotiating for numerous girls that don't exist".

Some Dapchi parents were in Chibok on Saturday in a show of solidarity. But the region's deepening humanitarian crisis, mainly sparked by Boko Haram's years-long insurgency, remains one of the world's most severe.

According to him, Salkida's claims are only meant to discourage the government.

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