#BringBackOurGirls: ‘Chibok girls are still alive’

Obiageli Ezekwesili Credit: Punch Online
Obiageli Ezekwesili Credit: Punch Online

The Chairman of the Chibok Community in Abuja, Mr. Hosea Abana, and the Coordinator, BringBackOurGirls group, Oby Ezekwesili, have expressed strong convictions that the over 200 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, are still alive contrary to speculations that they might have been killed during the military raid of the Zambisa Forest by soldiers.

The duo stated this in separate interviews with journalists on Thursday when the BBOG group staged a walk round major streets of Abuja being their second day of global activities in commemoration of our Chibok girls who were abducted about a year ago.

Abana said, “As parents, we believe that our children are still alive and well. Zambisa Forest is a large expanse of land that even extended to as far as Bauchi , so I don’t believe that the military has combed everywhere. Our daughters are still being held by their captives.”

Also Ezekwesili said her group would never give up hope over the safe return of the girls even as she insisted that they had not been killed.


Originally Published on Punch Online