In continuation of the campaign for the rescue of the Chibok girls, 33-year-old Hasheem Suleiman, will today lead a walk from the Berger Junction to Unity Fountain, Abuja, to press home the need to rescue the schoolgirls abducted over one year ago.
Speaking at the venue for the sit-out of the #BringBackOurGirls yesterday, Maryam Ekunaiye, who invited the BBOG to the walk-out, stated that Suleiman will be embarking on the trek in solidarity with the demand for the rescue of the Chibok girls.
Recall that Suleiman had trekked from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate the victory of the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and arrived on the 20th of April, to a rousing crowd of Abuja residents who trooped out to catch a glimpse of him.
Suleiman had vowed to embark on a solo trek from Lagos to Abuja if the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Buhari emerged as the winner of the March 28th general election.
Meanwhile, the BBOG group has commended the military for its recent feat in rescuing many girls, women and children in the fight against the Boko Haram sect in the Sambisa Forest, urging them to continue the fight until the abducted Chibok girls are rescued.
“We are commending the military for the rescue of the girls, women and children. We are hoping that they will continue in this foot. We hope that soon, we will hear the good news that the Chibok girls are rescued too,” said a member of the group, Dr Emman Shehu.
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Shehu, however, questioned the authenticity of the videos released by the military, showing its fight in Sambisa, and urged the military to bring out credible videos that would show the bombardment of the enemy and not ones showing the enemy running to safety.
Meanwhile, the wife of the Kaduna state governor-elect, Nasir El-Rufai, Aisha Nasir El-Rufir, welcomed a man who is trekking from Kano to Abuja in Kaduna.