Presidency urges BBOG not to give up on government


The Presidency has appealed to officials and members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), campaign group not to waver in their support for the government in the war against terrorism.

Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, made the appeal in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.

He called on the group to continue to support the government in the ongoing effort to free all Nigerian citizens taken captive by the Boko Haram terrorist group.

He described as untrue the group’s claims in a recent statement that Buhari had “broken all promises” made to the group about rescuing the missing Chibok girls and “that the government had been lackadaisical in the rescue mission.”

According to Shehu, the past year of President Buhari-led administration has seen the Nigerian military step up bombardment of the Sambisa Forest, a stronghold of Boko Haram terrorists, leading to the capture of hundreds of insurgents.

“Also, records from the army show the rescue of no fewer than 15,000 captives, mostly women and children from the terrorists from February to date.

“In addition, dozens of communities that were previously under the control of the terrorists have been liberated, allowing thousands of previously displaced citizens to return home and resume their normal lives.

“Thousands of these women and children freed from captivity have also been reunited with their families.

“This huge number of rescued women and children may not be prominent names, and their disappearance may not have generated any massive media attention and campaign.

“However, their liberation is just as important as that of every other missing woman and child, and a testament to the devotion of our military personnel who daily risk life and limb in the effort to bring back every Nigerian citizen kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists.”

According to him, the Federal Government is …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper