The girls who were recently released from the captive of Boko Haram in May 2017, have appealed to the Federal Government to devote attention to the release of other abducted non-schoolgirls who are still under the captivity of the dreaded terrorists.
The girls were released after the Federal Government’s successful negotiation with the notorious sect.
The girls, who spoke through their leader, Miss Hauwa Ntakai, made the call while speaking with journalists during a special luncheon organised by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in Abuja on Saturday.
The Chibok schoolgirl noted that government was focusing more attention on the release of the abducted schoolgirls because they were captured inside their college.
She urged the government to also direct its attention to other girls in Boko Karam captivity because, according to her, “the Sambisa Forest is a place of sorrow.”
She said, “We have many of our sisters there that are not students of any school and nobody talks about them. It is because we were abducted from a school that government talked to Boko Haram and they released us. We thank them (government) very much, we appreciate them. May the Lord bless them for what they have done.
‘I want to study law’
Ntakai said it was her ambition to read law.
She said, “I am one of the 82 Chibok girls that were released from Sambisa. I want to study law, I am feeling good because my parents can come and visit me. We thank them (government) a lot for what they have done because without them, we will not be released from Sambisa.
When asked if she was of the opinion that government should also talk about the other girls in captivity that were not pupils of Chibok school, she nodded in the affirmative.
She said, “Yes, because that forest (Sambisa) is a place of sorrow.”
Don’t stop scholarship, Peter appeals to FG
On her own part, another Chibok schoolgirl, Rhoda Peter, urged the government not to stop the scholarship extended to them under the rehabilitation programme.
Peter, who also said she had plans to be a lawyer, expressed her desire to go to school on scholarship to achieve her dream.
She said, “We are enjoying, our parents have been coming to visit us, this is the second time. We want to go back to school. I want to study to become a lawyer.
“I will stay with the government but I also want to be visiting my parents. I don’t want my scholarship to end here. I want my scholarship to continue.”
I want to be a doctor — Mwalin
For Rebecca Mwalin, who is the leader of the 21 Chibok girls earlier released, her desire is to study medicine.
She told journalists that the government had been taking good care of them since they were released.
She said, “We have been given many things; now, we are comfortable. I want to continue my studies. Since we were released, our mama (minister) has been taking good care of us. We are enjoying; we like the way she is handling us. We are comfortable. I want to study to be a doctor.”
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )