The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has commended Nigeria’s gallant soldiers and the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the efforts so far in the battle against insurgency; a scourge of the nation, and his unwavering effort in rescuing the 219 girls abducted from the Federal Government Girls College in Chibok.
CACOL’s commendation is coming on the heels of the successful rescue of two of the girls held in captivity for over two years by the infamous Boko Haram insurgents. With the successful rescue of the girls, hope has come alive
“The rescue has vindicated all that had consistently called for the rescue of the girls, while conspiracy theorists were busy politicizing with issue to the extent that they claimed no girl was missing.” Said Debo Adeniran, the Executive Chairman of CACOL, in his reaction to the development.
“The rescue of the girls, apart from confirming that indeed the girls were abducted, the rescue has also provided an opportunity to get information about the remaining girls that are still in captivity, and this will go a long way in helping the rescue of Chibok girls.” Mr. Adeniran averred
On the suggestion coming from some quarters that the husband of one of the rescued girls, must be held responsible for the travails of Amina Ali Nkeke, Mr. Adeniran said ‘’such suggestions are unfair to the young man, who is also victim of the Boko Haram insurgency. The truth is that boys too do get abducted and conscripted under the circumstance of choosing between living or dying. The young man could not have been a mastermind in the insurgency, I dare say.”
We urge the government and our gallant troop not to relent in their efforts to rescue the girls that are still in captivity. Equally, some of the conscripted boys whose involvement in the insurgency is as involuntary as the abducted girls need recue and rehabilitation owing to the brutality of mind and body they would have suffered in the hands of the master-mind of the insurgency. We also call for government’s direct involvement in the rehabilitation of the rescued girls particularly their health care, education, security and sheltering.” Mr. Adeniran concluded.
Media Coordinator, CACOL
20 May 2016