Parents of the 219 schoolgirls abducted at Government Secondary School, Chibok in Chibok local government area of Borno State had fresh memories of their daughters o Thursday, with majority emotionally desperate to reunite with their children.
The parents cried on the top of their voices as they wore depressed faces when a visiting delegation of Government officials arrived a ground at the school where the attack took place on April 14, 2014, to commemorate the 2nd year since the abduction.
Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, Minister of Environment and leader of a Federal Government’s delegation, Hajiya Amina Mohammed, Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, a female Minister from Kaduna State, a founding member of the Bring Back Our Girls Group and now Presidential Adviser on Social Protection, Mrs Maryam Uwais, another founding member Hadiza Bala Usman, Senate Majority Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, Senator Binta Mashi from Adamawa State and officials from Borno Government were at Chibok to meet the parents.
The visitors accomppanied by armed security escorts traveled by road from Maiduguri for about 3 and half hours passing through horrible sights of communities attacked by Boko Haram, along Maiduguri-Damboa to Chibok.
Yakubu K.K, leader of an association of parents of the 219 girls read an emotional poetry written by the parents to express how much they missed their daughters, hoping they returned.
“We don’t know whether you are dead or alive, whether you have eaten or not, whether you are forced to do things you wouldn’t want to do or not but we miss you and pray for you”, the note said as the parents cried in high voices.
The parents expressed concerns over the silence on the report of a Presidential Fact-finding committee set up former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to establish facts surrounding the abduction of their children.