Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy group, Aisha Yesufu has chided the federal government over its inability to secure the release of 218 schoolgirls who were abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state in April, 2014.
Yesufu who spoke exclusively with Pulse correspondent in Abuja lauded the efforts of the Nigerian Army in northeast but stated that a lot more still needs to be done by the federal government.
She lamented the information gap between the government and Nigerians.
“Our sisters are there in Sambisa, they are waiting for this nation to rescue them and up till now they haven’t,” she said.
“I don’t think government is doing enough. A lot has been done in the fight against insurgency but there is a whole lot that needs to be done that is not being done.
“Amina Ali, you remember was found, she is one of our 219 Chibok girls and that is how we have 218 in captivity and what are the informations she brought. How has the federal government used the information she provided?
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“Lots of people keep asking why we have continued to gather everyday. I always ask them; ‘If your daughter was abducted will pack your things and go home and give up on that?’ So why do they feel that we should give up on our Chibok girls? is it because we have not carried them in our wombs, because they are poor, is it because they dare to be educated or is it because they are Nigerians.
“Basically, that is the problem with us as a nation we always feel we want to move on from certain things, we can’t move on from certain things until we see it through to the end and learn lessons from that.
“Our efforts won’t end until all our 218 girls are accounted for, all abductees are rescued and we have an end to the insurgency,” she said.
The BBOG group began their daily gathering at the popular Unity Fountain, Abuja after over 200 schoolgirls were abducted from GSS Chibok in Borno state by Boko Haram terrorists.