During its 5th Anniversary which was marked on Saturday, April 13, members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign group again pressed home their demand for the release of the unreturned girls captured by the Boko Haram sects in Chibok area of Borno state.
Following the release of 107 girls last year, 112 of them are yet to be returned. The group therefore persisted on their freedom and also harped on the need for government to make schools in the northeast region secure.
President Muhammadu Buhari who acknowledged the group’s demands on Saturday, said that he was still committed to the cause of ensuring the release of the remaining 117 girls, including Leah Sharibu.
He stressed that his promise to return the girls at the beginning of his first term as President is not forgotten, adding that he will not relent until the remaining girls are reunited with their families.
The abduction of over 200 girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok occurred in April 14, 2014.
The names and faces of those still in captive have been posted at the Falomo roundabout in Ikoyi, Lagos and in other parts of Nigeria to honour them.