Buhari Lawmaker commends President for release of another Chibok girl

He said that the development showed that government was committed to the release of the remaining Chibok school girls.

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo receive the 21 Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram, in Abuja, Nigeria October 19, 2016 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde play President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo receive the 21 Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram, in Abuja, Nigeria October 19, 2016 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Asabe Bashir (Borno-APC), has applauded the Federal Government over the release of another Chibok girl, Miss Rakiya Abubakar, on Jan. 5, from Boko Haram captivity.

Bashir, in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, said that the development showed that government was committed to the release of the remaining Chibok school girls.

The lawmaker, who represents Chibok Federal Constituency, advised parents of the remaining girls to keep hope alive and believe that their children would reunite with them someday.

The lawmaker, who expressed optimism about release of other girls said, “It is obvious that I am happy about her release in irrespective of the fact that she is with a child”.

“Her parents are also happy and I pray that the remaining girls will also come out soon.”

Bashir further advised parents of the remaining girls to be patient and pray, adding that government was not relenting on its effort to ensure the release of the remaining girls.

“The government is beefing up collective efforts on the issue and not allowing the security operatives to rest on their oars.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in April 2014, over 200 girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents.

NAN also reports that since the abduction, some of the girls have been released by the Nigerian Army.

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