Borno restates commitment to rehabilitate released chibok girls

Rebecca Mu'azu, Gombe

The Borno State Government says it is determined to put in place a rehabilitation process that would work in partnership with the Federal Government and interested humanitarian partners, to ensure proper medical evaluation, trauma management and other key steps for the 21 Chibok Girls released by boko haram.

Governor Kashim Shettima said in statement issued by Malam Isa Gusau, spokesman to the Borno State Governor, that the government was very much ready to get the released daughters of Borno into the best schools of their choices.

He said the rescue of 21 school girls abducted by boko haram insurgents at Government Secondary School, Chibok on April 14, 2014, demonstrated the sincerity of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in rescuing all other victims and ending the boko haram insurgency in the North-East.

“‎As people of Borno State troubled by the deaths and destructions of boko haram insurgency, one of our major sources of strength since May 29, 2015, has been the undiluted sincerity we saw in President Muhammadu Buhari based on his administration’s absolutely genuine commitment towards recovering our schoolgirls, thousands of other women and children held in captivity as well as ending the insurgency in order to secure the lives of our citizens and make way for reconstruction, resettlement and other development programs and projects”,  Governor said as was quoted by his spokesman, Isa Gusau.

Governor Shettima said the steps taken by President Buhari in dealing with the insurgency, had continuously proven his sincerity.

He said the rescue efforts were not over, because he was certain that the recovery of the 21 Chibok Girls from insurgency only strengthened the resolve of the Buhari administration to continue to work tirelessly until all the girls and all Nigerians abducted were freed and the boko haram insurgency brought to an end to guarantee public safety.

Governor Shettima equally commended the Nigerian Armed Forces and all those who worked towards the recovery of the daughters of Borno State.

The statement said Governor Shettima had left Abuja on Thursday with President Muhammadu Buhari, as part of Presidential delegation to Germany for discussions that would among other things focus on security and improving the welfare of internally displaced persons affected by the boko haram insurgency.