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Tears Flow As Buhari, Wife Receive Chibok Mothers

Posted: Jun 12, 2015 at 7:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chesa Chesa, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 12, 2015 met with two mothers of the missing Chibok girls at the Defence House, Abuja, where his wife, Aisha, and wife of the Vice-President, Dolapo Osinbajo, cried along with the grieving women.

The President who met the women behind closed doors was said to have sympathised with them and reassured them of his government’s determination to rescue the girls and bring them back home.

Over 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their hostel at a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram terrorists in April last year. They are yet to be rescued by the military.

After the meeting with Buhari, wife of the Vice-President told reporters that it was an emotional session and it was gratifying that the President took time out if his busy schedule to meet with the women.

Mrs. Osinbajo said: “Hajia Aisha Buhari had for many months wanted to visit Chibok. She also wanted to meet with the mothers. Today, we had an opportunity for them to meet face to face. We had two of the mothers who still have their daughters missing after a year.

“Hajia, being a mother met with them, held them and they cried; everybody cried. What only a mother will do is to say ‘wait, I want you to see your father and see what your father will do.’

“We were all extremely overwhelmed, that at this time when the President is so busy, he had time to meet with the women from Chibok.

“He spoke to them in English and Hausa. He explained to them how he keeps telling everybody to put themselves in their place.

“So, today, we have had the opportunity for the President and Hajia to show that they are our father and mother, for that we are glad.”