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Service Chiefs‎, NSA, To Appear Before Senate Today Over Chibok Girls

Service chiefs and the National Security Adviser are to appear before the Senate today (Wednesday) in a closed-door session to explain efforts made so far at rescuing the Chibok girls.

The decision to invite the security chiefs was taken last week by the Senate following a motion moved to that effect by Senator Dino Melaye on the second year anniversary of the kidnap of the Chibok school girls.

The motion was titled “the Abduction of Chibok School Girls – Two years after”.

About 270 girls were abducted in a secondary school in Chibok town, Borno state on the 14th of April, 2014.

While some of the girls allegedly escaped from their abductors, about 219 girls are still believed to be missing.

The Senate in session expressed worries that about a year into the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari which raised the hope about an early recapture of the Chibok girls, Nigerians were yet to see result.

The government of former president Goodluck Jonathan came under severe international condemnation and was accused of playing politics with the rescue of the girls.

During last year’s general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari who was the presidential candidate of APC, made promises to rescue the girls two weeks into his government.

In adopting the prayers attached to the motion last week, the Senate also commended the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign Group for what they described as the doggedness and consistency of the group in the campaign for the release of the girls.

The Senate which expressed its empathy with parents of the girls, also charged security agencies to do everything within their reach to ensure the girls are rescued and brought home safely.

The Borno State Government was also urged to rebuild Chibok Secondary School in the interest of students in the community.