Devastated parents of over 200 missing GGSS Chibok female students reacted latest Boko Haram video and new threats by sect leader, Abubakar Shekau.
* Borno First Lady visited Chibok On May 5, consulted with parents and other community members. Photo credit – @abdulmele
The parents shared their reaction with AFP journalist in Chibok, Borno State, on May 6, 2014, Tuesday. They admitted that their worst fears about their daughters’ fates had been confirmed by terrorist’s statement that female hostages would be sold in the market as “slaves”.
“All along, we have been imagining what could happen to our daughters in the hands of these heinous people.
“Now Shekau has confirmed our fears,” a shocked parent, Lawal Zanna, said.
The parents have again criticised the actions of the military in the course of rescue mission, especially its slow progress and deployment.
New Boko Haram video increased fears that the girls are not within Nigeria’s borders anymore.
A renowned government critic Enoch Mark, whose daughter has also been kidnapped, said the military was still not doing nearly enough, which traumatises the parents even more.
“Boko Haram are not spirits or extra-terrestrial creatures that cannot be tracked and subdued. The government should find our girls or seek international assistance if it cannot.”
He further warned that failure to get the girls back may result in move abductions and anarchy in the region and in the country.
“It is Chibok today, but who knows where it will happen tomorrow? It may not end with Chibok,” the parent stated.
It would be added that the United Nations warned that the “sale of the girls could be a crime against humanity”, while Nigerian Army vowed to study all the claims made in the video seriously.
It would be recalled that a total of about over 230 students were abducted three weeks ago from the Governmental Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The victims were about to take their WAEC examinations, which have been actually “not recommended due to safety reasons” by the Commission.
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