As Sunday 8 January marked the 1000th day of the girls abduction, BBOG convener Obiageli Ezekwesili said in her speech:
"We never imagined that it would last more than 30 days. Then 60 days came, then two years and today. The saddest occurrence in the history of our country.We have had two governments and yet we have 195 girls who are yet to be released from terrorists, 1000 days after they were abducted.
"We had said 500 days after they were abducted that 500 days was too long for citizens to wait for their daughters to be rescued. Today is 500 days times two. You can imagine how much of a monumental failure it is that 195 of our Chibok girls are still in terrorists’ captivity
"As with the Jonathan administration, the Buhari administration’s response to issues about the Chibok girls is representative of its handling of other issues – insecurity, welfare of internally displaced persons, military welfare, corruption and poor governance.
"It will be recalled that in an official statement released by the presidency reiterated president Buhari's commitment to the return of the girls. So far, 21 girls have been recovered by the Buhari administration."