31 August 2016
A socio-cultural group under the aegis of Kubaku Area Development Association, has commended the willingness of the Federal Government to dialogue with Boko Haram insurgents on the release of abducted Chibok girls.
Kubaku is the umbrella body of the various communities in Chibok, Borno State.
The communities are Ymir Ali, Njoma, Gwandan Rimirgu, Mikabu as well as Chanchan Bulguma in Askira Uba axis of southern Borno.
National Secretary of the association, Mr Muhammad Askira, who gave the commendation on Wednesday in Maiduguri said that the hope of parents to reunite with their children was redeemed following the pronouncement by the Federal Government to negotiate with Boko Haram.
He said: “it is the obligation of the Federal Government to use every available opportunity to secure the rescue of our daughters.
“If the Boko Haram leaders are sincere with what they have said, we believe our girls will be rescued.
“We are forever indebted and grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for his empathy, commitment and political will in the fight against insurgency.
“It was due to his efforts and that of his service chiefs that one of our daughters was rescued, unlike the past government which deliberately ignored and refused to do anything to rescue our girls.
“We commend the military for doing a very good job in rooting out the insurgents from their hideouts.
“We have the hope that sooner or later, our girls will be released and they will reunite with their families.”