Senate President Bukola Saraki urges the federal government, security agencies, religious leaders and community leaders, to work harder to rescue the remaining 112 Chibokgirls and Leah Sharibu, the only remaining Dapchi schoolgirl who was held back by Boko Haram terror group for refusing to denounce Christianity and accept Islam.
According to the President of the Senate in a statement released by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, though four years had passed since the sad incident of the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls, it must not dampen efforts being made to ensure the rescue of the girls.
He further called of the parents of the remain girls who are yet to be rescued to remain steadfast, saying that government would never relent in efforts to that their daughters reunites with them.
“As a parent, I feel the pains of these unfortunate young girls from Chibok and the latest one, Leah Sharibu, from Dapchi, their parents and the people and governments of Borno and Yobe states over these harrowing experiences.
“However, all hope is not lost. We are all involved in this. Their return will give us joy while their continued stay in captivity will inflict us with perpetual torment of failure.
“This is no time for blame game or passing the buck. We must all gear up and work together to see these girls rescued within the shortest possible time.
“I believe that the last four years have given us ample time to reflect on the calamity, review our modus operandi — politically and militarily — and resolve to ensure that all Nigerians are adequately protected.
“Let’s fine-tune the strategies that have won us successes and discard those that have failed us. The goal and focus must be clear— to rescue our girls and all those in forced captivity in any part of the country, and ultimately, to restore our pride as a sovereign entity.
“This is the time for all stakeholders to retool and re-strategize to ensure that all these girls are not only rescued but do all in our power to put a closure to all cases of kidnapping and insurgency in this land.”
He further urged security agencies keep people informed of latest developments concerning the girls in order to avoid speculations like the recent revelation my a Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, who alleged that only 15 out of the 113 girls were alive. Adding that anyone who could help the government and security agencies in the rescue of the girls should please step forward.