Posted by News Express | 12 December 2020 | 862 times
Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has said that his administration is still optimistic of rescuing the remaining Chibok schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity.
Zulum who made an appearance on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Friday, said this while responding to questions about the state of security in the northeastern state.
It’s been six years since over 200 girls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from their secondary school in Chibok town.
While some have been rescued and several others escaped, many still remain in captivity.
When asked if the government had lost hope in the rescue of the girls, Zulum said: “not at all”. “We are still optimistic,” the governor who has also been a victim of several attacks, added.
Their abduction sparked several trends across social media including the #BringBackOurGirls which piqued the attention of local and international authorities, demanding swift actions towards the rescue of the girls.
Years later, Borno State remains in the eye of the storm with several insurgent attacks, despite claims by the Federal Government that the military had taken control of Sambisa forest – a major stronghold of the insurgents. (Channels TV)
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