Chibok Girls Group blasts BBOG over call for President Buhari's resignation

The group noted that securing the release of the girls from captivity has been a major priority of the President Buhari administration.

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A masked gunman stands in front of a group of girls in a Boko Haram video released on August 14, 2016 purporting to show the Chibok hostages 

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The Global Excellence Foundation has condemned the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners over the call for President Muhammadu Buhari's resignation following the inability of his administration to secure the release of over 200 girls who were kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect from Government Secondary School Chibok, in April, 2014.

The country director, Prof Yemi Ola, while briefing journalists in Abuja said securing the release of the girls from captivity has been a major priority of the President Buhari administration.

He said: "We understand that there is some measure of frustration in the land that the girls are yet to be freed up until this moment and we further appreciate the anguish of parents who had thought their nightmares would have been over by now.

"This anguish has only been further worsened by the video that the terrorists recently released of the girls," he added.

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Bring Back Our Girls group marches to Aso Rock on August 22, 2016

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He however said the call by the BBOG for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign "if he cannot secure the girls’ release" was condemnable in the strongest terms possible.

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According to him, such call signified the height of ingratitude to the President, the Nigerian Armed Forces and the families of those who lost their loved ones fighting for the rescue and liberation of the north east zone from Boko Haram insurgents.

He urged Nigerians to appeal to BBOG and Oby Ezekwesili not to further take steps that would jeopardize the possibility of their being rescued.

"It is even more worrisome that BBOG appropriated the identities of parents of the missing girls to make that demand since the parents have already indicated that they would rather not be confrontational with the government and the military that have been doing their best to free the girls," Ola said.

He advised parents of the girls to deal privately with the government to arrive at practical approaches and solutions that will ensure the girls' rescue.

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