Esther Yakubu, the mother of one of the Chibok girls who was shown in a video released by Boko Haram on Sunday, August 14, 2016, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is more clueless than that of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.
Esther’s daughter, Dorcas, along with 49 others, were shown standing with a member of the terrorist sect which kidnapped the girls in April 2014.
“I wanted her [Dorcas] to have the best of education, I planned to sponsor her education to whatever level she wanted, but she could not sit for her final examinations because she was abducted,” she told Punch.
“Boko Haram in the video asked the government to release their members so that they could release our girls. If the government knows that it cannot handle the insurgency, it should invite other countries. It is not a crime to seek assistance in a war. It is a shame for them to allow our daughters to languish in captivity for over two years.
“I don’t regret sending her to school, but I regret putting her in boarding school. If she was a day student, she would be home with me that night. The abduction affected her because she was in boarding school,” she added.
Esther, who said she recognized 20 other Chibok girls in the video, urged the government to release Boko Haram detainees in exchange for the girls.
Meanwhile, Bring Back Our Girls founder, Oby Ezekwesili has said that the group is ready to march to the Presidential Villa every day to speed up the girls’ rescue.
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