21 of the schoolgirls abducted two years ago in Chibok have been released to the government
Reacting to the release of the girls in a statement issued by its Chairman, Malam Muhammad Labo in Abuja on Thursday, the BMSG commended the president for the release.
Labo noted that it was an attestation of the pragmatism of the government in resolving issues that had become national challenge.
He congratulated the parents of the released girls and Nigerians on the release of the girls.
“The president should be appreciated for subjecting the dictates of sovereignty that limit negotiation of any sort with terrorists, officially, to the empathy of parenthood and the soft emotions of a father.
“The President has, by this singular act, excited the Nigerian mass by sacrificing the universal doctrine of no negotiation with terrorists for empathy.
“We specially thank the president for this even as we acknowledge the efforts of other mediators in the negotiated release of the Chibok girls”, he said.
According to him, this has further enhanced our confidence in the President as a man who matches his word with action.
“Under 16 months in government, President Buhari has degraded the once dreaded Boko Haram terrorists off Nigerian territory and reduced the once seeming protracted rebellion into a whimper, treacherously seeking out soft targets to register a diminished presence”, he said.