Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Chibok parents urge Boko Haram to release their daughters

Parents and relatives of the abducted students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno, have appealed to the Boko Haram sect to fulfil its promise of
releasing their daughters.

They made the appeal in telephone interviews on Tuesday.

Mr Shettima Haruna, one of the parents of the abducted girls, said they had suffered in silence for the past six months because the abduction.

“We have suffered immensely due to the abduction of our girls by the insurgents.

“Some parents have died due to heart problems caused by the kidnapping of the girls,” Haruna said.

Mr Solomon Ali, a Chibok Community Leader, said that the abduction had adversely affected the lives of many parents
in the community.

Ali said although government had not formally informed the community of the planned released of the girls, they were happy with the plan.

“The government has not informed us about the expected release of the girls. We only heard the news in the media that the insurgents were willing to release the girls under a ceasefire with the government,” he said.

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