BBOG Group To Meet Buhari On Wednesday, Chibok Girls, Renewed Boko Haram Attacks Top Agenda

BBOG Silent ProtestMembers of the #BringBackOurGirls advocacy group have concluded plans to meet with President ‎Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday July 8.

It would be recalled that the BBOG had written a letter to President Buhari over a week ago, demanding to meet him and discuss the level of progress made in government’s effort to rescue the Chibok girls, who were abducted from their school in Borno State over a year ago.

A member of the group, Aisha Yesufu, said that the group among other things will be discussing on what the government is doing towards ending terrorism in the country, rescuing the abducted Chibok girls and returning the peace and normalcy to the lives of people who have been disrupted by Boko Haram.

Yesufu, who spoke on Sunday in Abuja after the daily sit out of the group, expressed disappointment in the President for not giving a state of the nation address ‎to the country with the huge casualty caused by Boko Haram in the last 30 days.

According to her, “We have certainly concluded plans to meet with the President by 12pm on Wednesday and when we get there, we will discuss the rescue of the Chibok girls and also ask the President to tell us what is being done to end terrorism in the Northeast.

“Over 400 people have been killed in by Boko Haram in the Northeast – that is a huge number. Every life matters and it is high time that the government begins to make Nigerians realise that all lives matters.

“‎We certainly believe that the President is doing all in his power to end terrorism but we need him to give a state of the union address, not just keep silent when people are killed in this country. We are tired of those twitter messages that comes out to tell us that he condemns the atrocities, we need to see him address the nation, to make Nigerians see that he empathizes with the victims and their families”.