The BringOurGirls group, yesterday, challenged the Federal Government to take military action to rescue the Chibok girls after 120 days of abduction and 111 days of the group’s sit-out campaign at the Giwa Park, Asokoro, Abuja.
The group said the call became necessary since it had become clear that Federal Government cannot negotiate with the abductors because of the belief that it did not have what the sect was demanding in return for the release of the girls.
The group maintained that the excuse by the Federal Government that a “military operation will endanger the lives of the girls is not tenable because as the situation is, their lives are already endangered as they remain in captivity.”
Speakers, who spoke at the occasion, stressed the need for government to explore other means of rescuing the girls including engaging the vigilante and hunters in Borno in the rescue efforts.
The group, which vowed to intensify effort to put pressure on the Federal Government to rescue the abducted girls said, though, “it is a big sacrifice to engage on their daily sit-out programme, it is worth even more than all they can give for the cause they so much believe in, insisting that they will not give up until the girls are rescued and brought back home alive.
“Federal Government should be ready to take military action to rescue our girls since they can’t negotiate because of the belief that they do not have what the sect is demanding in return for the release of the girls.
“The excuse that a military operation will endanger the lives of the girls is not tenable because as the situation is, their lives are already endangered as they remain in captivity,” said the group.