Chibok community asks FG to rescue remaining 112 schoolgirls

Chibok community asks FG to rescue remaining 112 schoolgirls

- About 112 Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 are still in captivity

- A Chibok based organization is unhappy over the insecurity in the area

- The group questions the commitment of the government to rescue the remaining schoolgirls

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A community-based organisation in the Chibok Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno state has said 112 schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram group in 2014 have not been rescued.

The Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA) made the disclosure in a statement made available to journalists, Premium Times reported.

Chibok community asks FG to rescue remaining 112 schoolgirls
This picture taken on March 5, 2015 shows an arial view of the burnt-out classrooms of a school in where Boko Haram fighters seized 276 teenagers. Photo: Sunday Aghaeze
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A spokesperson for the community, Allen Manasseh, asked the federal government to rescue the remaining Chibok girls the way Kankara and Dapchi students were rescued from their abductors.

He said the Nigerian government has not given any update about the remaining 112 Chibok girls still in captivity.

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The spokesperson stated that over the past 6 years, Boko Haram has attacked Chibok LGA 69 times with 299 deaths.

Manasseh said the community has witnessed destruction and looting by the insurgents. He called on the president to act in solving the security situation in Chibok. recalls that the now factional leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, had in April 2014, claimed responsibility for the abduction of 276 female students at the Government Secondary School in Chibok.

57 of the schoolgirls managed to escape following their capture, mostly by jumping off lorries and fled to bushes. 82 of the abducted schoolgirls were rescued, one other girl found 12 days later.

In another report, President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that the abduction of some students from a government-owned school in Kankara, Katsina state was a deliberate attempt to embarrass his administration.

The Nigerian leader made the claim on Friday, December 18, when he addressed the rescued students at the Katsina government house, PM News reported.

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Buhari who spoke in Hausa said it was not a coincidence that the abduction occurred on the very day he visited his hometown, Daura.

Meanwhile, the federal government on Friday, December 18, insisted that bandits were responsible for the kidnap of students from a school in Katsina state.

Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, dismissed claims by Boko Haram that the insurgents carried out the abductions, This Day reported.

He said the group falsely claimed responsibility for the abductions because the terrorists were seeking relevance, having been decimated.

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