Bring back our girls or resign, Chibok families tell Buhari

Bring back our girls or resign, Chibok families tell Buhari (Photo by Reuters)

Relatives of the abducted Chibok girls have accused the Nigerian government of abandoning their daughters to suffer in captivity, and have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he cannot rescue the girls.

In a second protest match this week, the relatives spoke on Thursday after they were stopped by security operatives from reaching the Aso Rock presidential villa to see the president.

Relatives of the missing girls accused the president neglecting them after repeated unfulfilled promises.

Enoch Mark, father of two of the girls, said President Buhari had failed the Chibok people who voted for him in 2015 with the hope that he would ensure the return of the girls.  Premium Times reports.

“Many Chibok parents voted you because we believed that you would ensure the return of our daughters. You promised us that you are a military man and that you cannot lie. You said the war will not be over until the girls are back,” Mr. Mark is quoted saying.

“Now we hear shouts of victory. And you turn around and say you do not know how to get out daughters. Former President Sani Abacha told us that no country can fight war for up to 24 hours without its government knowing about it. If the president lacks intelligence to bring back the girls let him resign.

“We have men who can do the job. There is nothing that Nigeria does not have. What is stopping the president from giving the orders?” he queried.

The mother of Dorcas Yakubu, the girl who spoke in the recent Boko Haram video, said the Federal Government should exchange detained terrorists for her daughter if the government has no better option.

“Because it is obvious that no serious effort has been done to ensure the rescue of our daughters, otherwise we would have heard some good news.” she said.

Source: Premium Times