Eight Years After Abduction Of 100 Schoolgirls, Chibok Community Still Under Terror Attacks

Eight years after being abducted by Boko Haram terrorists, at least 110 Chibok schoolgirls are still being kept captive, according to the Kibaku Area Development Association (KADA), popularly known as the Chibok community.

The citizens of Chibok claimed that the Nigerian government had abandoned their children at the jihadists’ hideout.

276 primarily Christian female students between the ages of 16 and 18 were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria, in April 2014.

The girls were there to take their physics final examinations even though the school had been shuttered for four weeks owing to deteriorating security conditions before to the incident.

Also, 57 of the schoolgirls had escaped immediately following the incident by jumping from the trucks on which they were being transported, and others have been rescued by the Nigerian Armed Forces on various occasions.

Hopes have been raised that the 219 remaining girls might be released, however some girls are believed to be dead.

According to TheCable, Dauda Ndirpaya Iliya, the National President of KADA, told journalists on Wednesday that over 100 Chibok girls were still yet to be released by the terrorists.

According to him, the release of the last captives of the Kaduna train attack showed that the government had abandoned their children.

“We still have 110 of them still unaccounted for,” he said.

“The issue of the abandonment of the Chibok school girls has come forth again following the release of the remaining abducted train victims largely due to the efforts of the federal government and especially the military under the chief of defence staff, Lucky Irabor.

“The statement, in particular, has caused the Chibok people pain and caused us despair and a deep feeling of neglect and abandonment by the federal government.”

The KADA president said the community is still experiencing attacks from terrorists.

“The latest attack in Chibok happened only on Oct 3, 2022 in Njlang, a village just 5 Km away from Chibok,” he said.

“The parents and the community have continued to be subjected to persistent and sustained attacks, killings, abductions, maiming, arson and other myriads of criminality without adequate government protection.

“Chibok has been for all intents and purposes abandoned to its own devices by all layers of government in Nigeria.

“The government and the security agencies are handling the rehabilitation of the escaped/rescued girls without involvement of the parents and publicly parading them to make statements that appear coercive without reuniting with their parents.”

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