Chibok Parents Mark 4th Anniversary Of Schoolgirls Abduction

At least 1000 children in Nigeria abducted by militant group since 2013: UNICEF

At least 1000 children in Nigeria abducted by militant group since 2013: UNICEF

"The four-year anniversary of the Chibok abduction reminds us that children in northeastern Nigeria continue to come under attack at a shocking scale", Mohamed Malick Fall, UNICEF representative in Nigeria, said in a statement Friday.

Reports suggested that Boko Haram was hoping to use the girls to negotiate the release of their commanders now in jail.

A group of young women shown in a video released by Boko Haram on Monday are purported to be among the more than 200 abducted from Chibok, northeast Nigeria, on April 14, 2014.

The cries for the release of the girls dogged the heels of the Goodluck Jonathan administration, and getting the girls released was one of the campaign promises of then APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

He advises government in negotiating for the release of the 15 girls to demand "proof of life".

"In our operations, we have rescued hundreds of people in Boko Haram captivity, and when we profile them, most are not Chibok girls".

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Mr Salkida would not reveal the names of the remaining girls, stating that this was the responsibility of the Nigerian government.

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has called on the Federal Government to make the cities and spaces in schools more safe to avoid a repeat of the frightful experiences of the Chibok and more recently the Dapchi girls' abduction saga which shook the entire nation. In February Boko Haram had kidnapped 100 school children.

Released Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped from their school in Dapchi, in the northeastern state of Yobe, wait to meet the Nigerian president at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on March 23, 2018. Five reportedly died, while one girl - the only Christian in the group - is still being held.

Some Dapchi parents were in Chibok on Saturday in a show of solidarity.

The President re-affirmed that the government remains focused and determined to see the girls return to their homes, urging the parents to be expectant of more good news in due course.

"Every time, they are always saying the girls have been killed, we continue to secure their release just like we did recently". But the region's deepening humanitarian crisis, mainly sparked by Boko Haram's years-long insurgency, remains one of the world's most severe.

In a separate message on the occasion, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said yesterday that over 1,000 children have been abducted in the northeast by the terror sect, Boko Haram, since 2013.

Amnesty International's Nigeria director, Osai Ojigho, said the Chibok abduction was a small part of a bigger issue.

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