Lagos Lawmakers Ask FG to Rescue Chibok Girls


By Femi Durojaiye

Two years after members of Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from their hostels in Chibok, Borno State, the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday called on the Federal Government to ensure their release without delay.

The assembly made the call in a motion by Hon. Sola Giwa from Lagos Island constituency I under matters of urgent public importance, saying the federal government should be reminded of the need “to rescue the girls from the alleged kidnappers.”

While moving the motion, the lawmaker asked President Muhammadu Buhari “to direct operatives of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Security (DSS) to take necessary steps to locate the girls to give confidence to the people.”

At the plenary, the Speaker of the assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa sympathised with the parents, guardians and families, school and the state government of the Chibok girls.