ECOWAS parliament speaker welcomes release of Chibok girls


The 82 released Chibok schoolgirls

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse, on Wednesday welcomed the release of 82 Nigerian schoolgirls after three years in Boko Haram captivity.

Speaking in Abuja at the opening of the 2017 Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament, Cisse said: “ I am convinced that with the same spirit and commitment, the Nigerian Government will succeed in restoring freedom to the remaining girls still held by the Boko Haram”.

Over 250 female students of the Government Secondary School Chibok, a town in Borno, North-East Nigeria were kidnapped by the terrorist group on April 14, 2014.

Cisse also commended the efforts of the Nigerian Government in combating Boko Haram insurgence in the country, adding that the fight against terrorism was now the priority in the programme of governments in the sub region.

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