Friday, 15 April 2016

Tears, sorrow as FG delegation visits Chibok

Tears, sorrow as FG delegation
visits Chibok (photos)

– A federal government delegation visited
Chibok community in Borno state to
commemorate the 2nd year of the kidnap of
219 school girls
– The aggrieved parents of the girls
displayed fresh memories of their daughters
and read an emotional poetry
– The parents expressed concerns over the
silence on the report of the fact-finding
committee set up former president Goodluck
Jonathan
– Governor Shettima said that his
administration shared the pains of the
Chibok parents and was working hard with
the federal government for the release of
the girls
Kashim Shettima led a federal government
delegation to Chibok.
Kashim Shettima, the governor of Borno
state, led a federal government delegation to
Chibok where they met with the parents of
the missing school girls.
According to Daily Trust, the delegation
included Amina Mohammed, the minister of
environment, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, the
minister of state for power, works and
housing, and Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, the
minister of budget and national planning.

The ministers are greeting the residents of
Chibok community in Borno.
Others who visited Chibok included
Mohammed Ali Ndume, the Senate majority
leader, Senator Binta Masi Garba from
Adamawa state, Hadiza Bala Usman, a
founding member of the BBOG, and officials
from Borno state government.
The delegation that was accompanied by
armed security escorts travelled by road
from Maiduguri to Chibok for about three
and half hours.

They were passing through
horrible sights of communities attacked by
the Boko Haram sect.
Speaking with the government officials, the
aggrieved parents of the girls abducted from
Government Secondary School in Chibok two
years ago displayed fresh memories of their
daughters.
Yakubu K.K, the leader of the

association of
parents of the 219 girls, read an emotional
poetry written by the parents to express how
much they miss their daughters.
Chibok parents wrote an emotional poetry to
express how much they miss their
daughters.
“We don’t know whether you are dead or alive,
whether you have eaten or not, whether you
are forced to do things you wouldn’t want to
do or not but we miss you and pray for you,”
he said.
Parents recalled that the former president
Goodluck Jonathan set up a fact-finding
committee to establish facts surrounding the
abduction of their daughters.
Expressing concern over the silence on the
report, the parents stressed that findings
made by the committee should be made
public.
Addressing the Chibok parents, Governor
Shettima said that his administration shared
their pains and was working hard with the
federal government for the release of the
girls.
Amina Mohammed, who was the leader of
the delegation, noted that President
Muhammadu Buhari sent a delegation to
travel to Chibok to show the extent of his
affection for the traumatized parents.

“He wants your daughters back and he wants
all other captives back, he wants to end this
insurgency and he is doing everything to
achieve these important objectives that top his
priorities since assumption of office,” she
said.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari,
who is currently in China, has sent a
message to the parents of the missing girls.
He said that he understands the torment,
frustration and anxiety of Chibok parents and
would not spare any effort to ensure the
safe return of their daughters.