The protesters under the umbrella of Bring Back Our Girls campaign has demanded six things they want the federal government to carry out over the missing Chibok girls. The campaigners were seen today, Monday, August 22, marching to the Aso Villa to demand for the decisions taken by the present administration for the return of the missing girls.
On April 15 Boko Haram have kidnapped nearly 300 students from the dormitories of the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno state. However, Nigerians including other nationalities from all over the world have staged protests demanding for the girls to be brought back safely.
NAIJ.com has compiled these demands which were disclosed in a press statement signed by Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education. They include:
1. That Mr. President should swiftly make a firm decision for the immediate rescue of the missing Chibok girls based on the three available options which are military operation, negotiation with the terrorists and a combination of both They also said with all the information available, the President must pursue the lowest risk option of these three.
2. That President Muhammadu Buhari addresses Nigerians on his rescue plan and timelines of the missing Chibok girls today.
3. That the president immediately constitutes a #ChibokGirls rescue operation monitoring team made up of representatives of federal government, parents of Chibok Girls, KADA Community and #BringBackOurGirls. This multi-stakeholders platform should act as a transparent mechanism for feedback on evidence of the president’s sustained action towards bringing back the missing girls back home.
4. That the president should immediately preside over national emergency in the North East conference to articulate a cohesive response plan to the humanitarian crisis and designate a “special envoy” responsible for the inter-agency collaborative work required, as well as mobilize the private sector, Nigerian public, and the international community.
5. That the president directs the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to set up a special desk with the responsibility for fast-tracking the trials of the arms procurement fund and providing regular updates. The group however rejects any suspension or termination of any of the trials without reaching a legal conclusion.
6. That the Chief Justice of the Federation, Mahmud Mohammed, prioritizes the trials of all counter-insurgency related corruption cases as cases should be placed on fast-track with no long adjournments.