Chibok: Escapee Girls Living In Guilt, says Ezekwesili

former-world-bank-vice-president-for-africa-mrs.-oby-ezekwesiliSome of the 57 schoolgirls, who managed to escape from Boko Haram custody after their abduction from their hostel on the night of April 14, are feeling guilty, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili said yesterday.

The former Education Minister, who is one of the coordinators of the #BringBackOurGirls protests, made this known while speaking on the meeting her group and others had with the renowned Pakistani and girls’ education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai in Abuja yesterday.

Mrs. Ezekwesili spoke at the protesters sit-out in Abuja.

“I have got to the point where I am no longer bothered with soulless Nigerians who everyday ask me if I’m truly sure the girls were abducted. Thank God that the presidential committee finally put to rest that there was truly an abduction.

“We know that the government has reassured us that it is doing its best in the process of the rescue but we continue to ask, what are the milestones so far?

“When speaking to Malala, one of the girls in tears said,  ‘I no longer want to go and visit my friend’s mother because each time I do, she says to me, why did you not hold my daughter’s hand when you were running off’?

“Our girls are here today so that we will be able to demonstrate to them that they are not alone in the sadness. We are here for the Chibok girls; any other thing is not our concern”, she said.