Chibok: Parents of abducted school girls remain optimistic

Salisu Waziri, Abuja

It has been three years now that over two hundred school girls were abducted by insurgent group, boko haram in Chibok secondary school, Borno State, North east Nigeria. 
However, the search for the abducted Chibok girls gained new momentum last year October, with the rescue of twenty-one girls from their abductors. 
More so, 14 April which is the day the girls were abducted, has been marked as Chibok girls Remembrance Day, which is aimed at renewing efforts to rescue the remaining girls from their abductors.
In a chat with some of the parents of the abducted Chibok girls, they said they had not given up hope that their girls would be found someday. They explained that the return of the twenty-one girls, last year, had strengthened their hope that “our girls will one day come back to us.”
When asked what the Chibok community was doing to help in the rescue of the girls, one of the parents said:“Ever since we have been holding prayer and fasting for God to deliver our children and bring them back to us and we also thank the Nigerian Armed Forces for what they have being doing to see that our girls are rescued. Some of them have families too but they left them to come and help us find our girls. We say thank you to them.”
Similarly, the Nigerian Ports Authority, led by chairlady of the board, Hadiza Usman has donated some food items to internally displaced persons in Borno.
Presenting the food items to the Borno State Governor, Mr. Kashim Shettima,  she said the Nigerian government had done well in the fight against insurgency in the country and should be supported by all.