- Sets up delegation to meet with Chibok parents
Damilola Oyedele in Abuja
The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to intensify efforts towards the search for the 219 abducted Chibok school girls.
It also announced the constitution of a delegation to meet with the parents of the girls.
The girls were abducted by the Boko Haram sect exactly two years ago from their dormitories at a Government Secondary school in Chibok, Borno state.
Principal officers of the House wore red BBOG branded caps while members wore red chest emblems.
The lawmakers observed a minute of silence in memory of the girls who have been killed, and the parents who have died due to the trauma of their missing children.
Hon. Asabe Vilita from whose constituency the girls were abducted, lamented that despite the efforts of search and rescue, the girls are yet to be free.
“Two years is too long a period for them to remain in custody considering the risks of untold hardship, slavery, molestation, abuse, rape, pregnancy and forceful marriage in the hands of their abductors, “she said.
Vilita however commended the efforts of the military in persecuting the fight against Boko Haram.
She urged the government to assist the parents of the abducted girls who have not been able to engage in any sustainable venture, but to search for their children.
The Deputy Minority Whip, Hon. Binta Bello said the 730 days of the abduction of the girls, have been days of pain and agony.
Bello called on the government to deploy all available technologies towards the search for the girls, adding that even if they are dead, the parents need to know.
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