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Monday, 15 August 2016

A parent of one of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 has described the Muhammadu Buhari-led current administration of the Federal Government Of Nigeria as having made less efforts than that of the past regime of former president Goodluck Jonathan in rescuing the kidnapped victims.

Esther Yakubu, the mother of Dorcas Yakubu who was kidnapped alongside other mostly teenage girls at Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on 14 April 2014, made the disclosure after seeing her daughter in a new propaganda video released by Boko Haram last week.
Speaking in Abuja on Sunday Esther narrated:
"I wanted her to have the best of education, I planned to sponsor her education to whatever level she wanted, but she could not sit for her final examinations because she was abducted.

"Boko Haram in the video asked the government to release their members so that they could release our girls. If the government knows that it cannot handle the insurgency, it should invite other countries. It is not a crime to seek assistance in a war. It is a shame for them to allow our daughters to languish in captivity for over two years.

"They (the Nigerian government) have not done anything. If they are doing something, they (would) have rescued one. But all the girls that have been rescued, have rescued themselves. Not any government has rescued them, not any army has rescued them.

"I don’t regret sending her to school, but I regret putting her in boarding school. If she was a day student, she would be home with me that night. The abduction affected her because she was in boarding school,"
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