April 14, 2021 marked the 7th anniversary of the abduction of 276 school students from the Government Girls College, Chibok in Borno Sate by Boko Haram.
Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents had on April 14, 2014 stormed the school facilities and taken away over 276 schoolgirls, an incident that brought confusion in the state and country at large.
Of these figures, over 100 of the kidnapped schoolgirls still remain with the Boko Haram terrorists with parents left to wonder if they will ever reunite with their children who by now are adults.
However, the presidency has reassured parents and concerned citizens that the missing students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, remain constantly on the minds of government as they are always on the minds of their parents.
Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, who gave the reassurance in a statement to mark the 7th anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls said that the “release of the remaining Chibok girls is still work in progress.
“No one is giving up hope here. Efforts to secure their release through various channels and activities of the security and intelligence agencies remain on course”.
According to the presidential aide, the recent decisive push by the military against the terrorists gives hope that a breakthrough is possible and can happen anytime soon.
Garba asked for support, understanding and prayers for the military as they discharge their historic mandate to quickly finish off the insurgency war and free all citizens held hostage.