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Two Years After, Reps Deplore Chibok Girls’ Abduction

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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 at 7:21 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
…Summon Police, NSCDC Bosses Over Rescue Effort
Ahmed Musa
As the abduction of 267 school girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, clocked two years on Thursday, the House of Representatives condemned their abduction and continuous captivity, describing it as a “national shame”.
The House also directed the Ministry of Interior to pay compensation to families of the victims. This was even as it resolved to summon the leadership of the Nigeria Police and that of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to explain to it on efforts made so far at locating and rescuing the 267 abducted school girls.
The resolutions followed a motion on matters of urgent public importance sponsored by Hon. Asabe Vilitas Bashir, representing Chibok Federal Constituency of Borno State wherein she called attention to plight of the missing girls and their parents.
Moving the motion on “the need to intensify search and rescue effort of that Chibok girls in the occasion of the two years anniversary of their abduction, Hon. Vilitas commended the effort of the present administration and security agencies in the fight against Boko Haram whilst urging more spirited effort at expediting action on establishing the girls’ location and rescue.
She told the House that most of the parents whose daughters were victims of the abduction have been confronted with various kinds of health challenges due to the trauma and shock necessitated by the unfortunate incident.
Leading the pack of contributors was Speaker Dogara who said: “As we lament the length of time taken to rescue these girls, we must however commend the BringBackOurGirls Campaign Group and security agencies in their effort of awareness. This is a despicable crime against humanity. We must not lose our sense of urgency over the abduction which amounted to a state of national shame”.