June 17, 2024

Redouble efforts to rescue remaining Chibok girls – CAN tells Nigerian govt

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on the Federal Government to redouble efforts to release the remaining Chibok girls from captivity 10 years after their kidnap.

The Christian body made this call in a statement by its National Director for Education, Youth and Women Development, Rev. Ozumba Nicodemus on Saturday in Abuja.

It said the pain and anguish experienced by the parents of the abducted girls was still being deeply felt.

It added that it was not only a matter of national importance but also a test of commitment to upholding the rights and safety of Nigerian citizens.

“The trauma experienced by the remaining 276 abducted girls from Nigeria is unimaginable.

“The pain and anguish felt by their parents, who have endured sleepless nights filled with hopelessness, are deeply felt by CAN.

“We cannot remain silent while their children remain in captivity, yearning for freedom and reunion with their families,” it said.

CAN urge the government to intensify efforts and take decisive action to rescue the remaining children still held hostage.

“It is our duty as a nation to ensure their safe return and to bring an end to the anguish and suffering endured by these innocent young girls and their families.

“We call on the government to mobilise all available resources, engage relevant security agencies, and collaborate with international partners to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls,” It said.

The religious body also implored the international community, humanitarian organisations, and well-meaning individuals to join hands in advocating for the release of the Chibok girls.

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