2,000 DAYS AFTER CHIBOK GIRLS KIDNAP: THE STORY OF BETRAYAL, FAILED PROMISES AND ENDLESS BUT DIMMING HOPE

Today is exactly 2,000 days since the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, 2014. The town of Chibok has never been the same since the infamous abduction of schoolgirls that attracted global attention to it over five years ago. While some of the schoolgirls have been found, at least 113 are still missing, and it is not yet clear if they are still alive. It is also not clear whether they have been married off, or under whose custody they…

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CHIBOK RESIDENTS FLEE AS BOKO HARAM INVADES COMMUNITY AGAIN

Residents of Yimirmigza village in Kautikari ward, Chibok local government area of Borno, took to their heels after suspected Boko Haram insurgents laid siege on their village. A Chibok resident told TheCable on Saturday that they started hearing strange gunshots around 6pm. The villager said they fled when they noticed that the gunshots were not the routine military gunshots. “They came in this evening and started shooting sporadically. Most of the villagers have run into the bush,” the source said. “We don’t know if there are casualty yet because right…

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FAMILIES OF CHIBOK GIRLS FEEL ABANDONED BY NIGERIA -ISHAY SESAY

In this video grab made on January 15, 2018 from a video released the same day by Islamist militants group Boko Haram shows at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014.<br />The jihadists seized 276 students from the Government Girls Secondary School in the mostly Christian town in Borno state on April 14, 2014, triggering global condemnation. / AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM / Handout A journalist and former correspondent at CNN Isha Sesay said Nigeria and the world deserted the…

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PRESIDENCY REACTS AS ISHA SESAY FORMER CNN STAFF LAMBASTS BUHARI OVER CHIBOK GIRLS, LEAH SHARIBU

The Presidency has reiterated the Buhari government’s unwavering determination to secure the release, by peace or by force, the remaining 110 Chibok girls, Ms Leah Sharibu and all other citizens held captive by terrorists. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement Monday night, said this following the release of a new book, “Beneath The Tamarind Tree”, written about the kidnapping of 270 Chibok school girls, by Isha Sesay, the ex-CNN star and now a Child Rights activist. It said in her introduction of the book, Isha claims that she wants…

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CHIBOK PARENTS SAYS BOKO HARAM CONTROL 49 OUT OF 52 COMMUNITIES IN THEIR AREA, SEE FG’S REACTION

A Chibok parent, John Bassa, has claimed that Boko Haram is still in control of some towns in the Northeast were the war against the terrorists are still being waged. The federal government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly said there were no areas in the country being controlled by Boko Haram terrorists. Mr Buhari, while granting a special interview to the National Television Authority (NTA) on Monday, repeated the claim which top officials of his administration has been making at any given opportunity. However, on Tuesday, Mr Bassa…

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APC HASN’T DONE ENOUGH TO FREE THE CHIBOK GIRLS- PARENTS

The parents of abducted Chibok schoolgirls have condemned the All Progressives Congress for using the abduction of their daughters as campaign tool to clinch power but never did enough to free them from Boko Haram’s captivity. Speaking to journalists in Maiduguri on Monday, spokesman for parents of the abducted schoolgirls, Mr Ayuba Alamson, said it was unfortunate that the APC benefitted from their travails, but had not done enough to dry their tears. He said it was a well known fact that the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the schoolgirls…

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BOKO HARAM ATTACKS ÇHIBOK ON 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SCHOOLGIRLS’ ABDUCTION

Boko Haram Insurgents invaded a village at Chibok, Borno State, on Sunday, wreaking havoc, exactly five years into the abduction of c276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. A witness told SaharaReporters that activities to commemorate the fifth anniversray were still ongoing on Sunday when residents learnt of the invasion of Kwarangullum village by the insurgents. Mallam Bulama, District Head of the village, confirmed that the insurgents invaded his village although he could not state exactly how many people were killed on injured. Visit website

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THIS PIX MARKING THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABDUCTION OF CHIBOK GIRLS DREW TEARS FROM MANY EYES

As the nation marks the fifth anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls and many of them still unaccounted for, this picture of empty school school desks with the names of yet to return school girls tagged on them cannot but evoke emotions. The desks were displayed at the Unity fountain in ABUJA as part of the activities marking the girls’ disappearance.

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WE ARE TIRED OF EMPTY PROMISES, PARENTS OF CHIBOK GIRLS TELL FG

A group of grieving parents of the Chibok girls and relations of others abducted by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday said they are tired of President Muhammadu Buhari’s “empty promises to rescue those remaining in Boko Haram captivity” after 5 years. The founder of Jire Dole Network, Hamsatu Allamin, disclosed this while speaking at an event in Maiduguri, Borno state to commemorate the fifth year since the abduction of Chibok girls tagged #StopTargetingWomenAndGirls. She said government’s inability to end the decade long insurgency has elongated the stay of the remaining…

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5 YEARS AFTER, FG HAS FAILED CHIBOK GIRLS- BBOG

Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girl Campaign (BBOGC), Oby Ezekwesili, on Saturday, berated the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari over its failure to secure the release of the remaining Chibok school girls, abducted by Boko Haram exactly five years ago. On April 14, 2014, about 276 girls from Governrment Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, were abducted by Boko Haram members. A few of them were later released by their abductors. The former Minister of Education, in a tweet, on Saturday lamented that the silence of the Federal Government…

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