The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop giving so much power to the Boko Haram sect with regards to bringing back the remaining 218 abducted Chibok girls. The group was referring to the report in the media which stated that the president had stated that if the terrorists do not…

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The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop giving so much power to the Boko Haram sect with regards to bringing back the remaining 218 abducted Chibok girls.

The group was referring to the report in the media which stated that the president had stated that if the terrorists do not want to talk to government directly, they could pick an internationally recognised Non-Governmental Organisation.

The group which organised a the third march to the Villa since the release of the Plea- For Rescue Video, urged the president to assemble all relevant intelligence assets required for determining the best action in terms of lowest risks option in rescuing the girls.

While briefing the press during the ‘silent’ march on Tuesday, the group’s co-converner, Dr Oby Ezekwesili stated that they were out again because no evidence of persuasive, deliberate and result- targeted action has been conveyed by President and the Federal Government.

“Today marks our third attempt at engaging with our democratically elected President, in the last eight (8) days. It is also sixteen days since the “Plea-For-Rescue” video was released by the terrorists, who still hold 218 of our ChibokGirls hostage, 869 days after the abduction on April 14, 2014,” she said.

“We acknowledge that since our march of the 25th August 2016, a statement was made by Mr. President in far-away Kenya, on the side-lines of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI).  In the said statement as reported by the media, Mr. President suggested a willingness to swap our #ChibokGirls for Boko Haram fighters preferring that the terrorists engaged an international Non-Governmental Organization in the intermediation process if they so wish. His words as reported were, “[I]f they [the terrorists] do not want to talk to us directly, let them pick an internationally recognized Non-Governmental Organization, convince them that they are holding the girls and that they want Nigeria to release a number of Boko Haram leaders in detention, which they are supposed to know.”

“We fail to understand why our Federal Government is giving so much powers to determine process and first mover actions to the terrorists. We have always maintained that the President has the powers to assemble all relevant intelligence assets required for determining the best action in terms of lowest risks options. Many countries with superior capabilities have indicated willingness to help our Government gather security and intelligence assets on this and other related North East challenges. We were therefore extremely shocked to read Mr. President state, that “Some of the information about the division in Boko Haram is already in the press and I have read it in the papers about the conflict in their leadership”.

 

Source:Nigerian News from Leadership News