The House of Representatives’ has proposed a specialized security team and reward for information leading to the rescue of the 219 remaining Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram over a year ago.
The proposal followed the adoption of a motion by Asabe Bashir (All Progressives Congress/Borno), who complained that the families of the abducted Chibok girls and Nigerians were not informed of any rescue plan.
The lawmaker said the families were “consequently living in unimaginable agony and not sure if there are efforts being made to rescue the girls”.
According to Bashir, no effort should be spared to rescue the schoolgirls, adding that the Federal Government must protect their right to life, freedom and dignity.
Debating the motion, the House of Representatives members urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to renege on his promise of rescuing the girls as a matter of priority.
They called on the Federal Government to set up a specialized security team with members drawn from the security agencies.
The duty of the specialised team, they added, would be to search for the missing girls and other victims abducted by the insurgents.
Furthermore, the lawmakers advised the Presidency to publish the report of the Presidential Fact-finding Committee on the abducted girls.
They urged the government to adopt at least one child from the missing Chibok girls’ family and sponsor to whatever academic level they could.
Thereafter, the motion was put to voice vote by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and it was adopted.