- Some parents of the yet to be released Chibok and Dapchi girls’ attended a meeting convened by the chief executive officer of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation
- At the meeting was Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the president of Mauritius
- He pleaded for the parents of the yet to be released girls not to be forgotten
Former president of Mauritius, Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, on Thursday, July 19, urged the world not to forget the parents of the yet to be released Chibok and Dapchi girls.
Gurib-Fakim told newsmen in Lagos that she had a meeting with some parents of the yet to be released Chibok and Dapchi girls’ to share their experience and pains.
The closed door meeting which was held at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, was convened by the chief executive officer of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF), Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode.
No fewer than 10 parents of the yet to be released girls were at the meeting which started at about 7.15 p.m on Wednesday, July 18.
Recall that 105 of the 110 girls abducted by members of the outlawed Boko Haram group from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, in Yobe State on February 19, have been released.
Also, of the 276 girls abducted by members of the same group from the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state on April 14, 2014, the government has been able to secure the release of many, but more than 100 are still missing.
The mothers of the missing girls still remain expectant of the return of their girls.
”It was a real touching moment to be speaking with these mothers. The message I want to send to the world is that the world must not forget them.
“They are suffering, they have lost relatives - some of them are in captivity and I’m sure they will get them back. So, let us all work together and help these girls come home safely to their families and be reunited with them once and for all.
”I have really enjoyed talking with them and If I can do something to take away their sufferings, I will do it," she said.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Anglican Communion had appealed to the federal government to help with the release of Leah.
Bishop Owen Nwokolo of Niger diocese said he was not comfortable with the fact that Leah was held back by Boko Haram terrorists after the release of her colleagues.
The bishop urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prove Nigerians who have that belief wrong, by ensuring the immediate and unconditional release of the school girl.
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