Thursday, April 14

#Chibokgirls: Reps Pressure FG to Set Target for Rescue of Chibok Girls

#Chibokgirls: Reps Pressure FG to Set Target for Rescue of Chibok Girls

Speaker of the House of Representative, Mr. Yakubu Dogara

It is 2-years since the kidnapping of 219 Chibok school girls by the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram as the House of Representatives has now pressured the federal government to act before it is too late.

The House of Representatives on Thursday asked the Federal Government to set a target for security agencies to rescue the 219 Chibok school girls held in captivity two years after they were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents.

According to Punch, the demand was made by the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, after an exhaustive debate on a motion to mark the second anniversary of the abduction of the girls.

The House resolved to send a “high-powered delegation” to Chibok to commiserate with the parents and relatives of the girls as a way of passing the message that the legislature shared in their pains.

The motion on the “Need to Intensify the Search and Rescue of the Chibok School Girls”, was moved by the All Progressives Congress member, representing Damboa/Chibok Federal Constituency of Borno State, Mrs. Asabe Bashir.

“The plea is that the federal government should intensify the search for these girls.

“For two years, their whereabouts are unknown ,” she reminded the House.

While lending his voice, Dogara  stated that searching for the girls had reached a point where government must set a target on when to rescue the girls to underscore the urgency of the situation.

“A time has come for us as an institution, to insist that the executive should set targets for the rescue of the girls.

“We have to set targets so that we don’t lose the sense of urgency that is required to free the girls.

“We must also comment the security forces of our country, who have been toiling day and night, searching for these girls."

The girls were abducted on April 14, 2014.

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