By; AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has called for concerted efforts to bring back the over 200 school girls that were abducted from their secondary school in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State three years ago.
Speaking on the third year anniversary of the abductionof the girls, Saraki pledged that the Senate will continue to do everything within its power to advocate for the return of the remaining Chibok girls — stating that their safe return will signify the closure of a dark chapter in Nigeria’s history.
“I speak on behalf of all Nigerians who truly care, mothers and fathers especially, who cannot imagine the pain of not knowing whether or not one’s abducted child is alive or not,” the Senate President said, “I know that this government is continuing to explore all options to secure the release of the remaining girls. We will continue to support the administration’s efforts in every way that we can.”
The Senate President also expressed optimism that one day, all the Chibok Girls will be returned back to their loved ones, while reassuring Nigerians and the international community that Nigeria will not stop looking for its missing school girls.
“They are our daughters. We will not stop looking for them. We will not give up the fight until they return back home to us,” he said, “Until that day, we will all continue to watch and pray for their safe return.”