By AZUH AMATUS
The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has lauded the Nigerian government and the international community for their efforts towards the release of 21 abducted Chibok school girls early on Thursday.
It recalled that it had through several communiques urged the Federal Government, International community and other public spirited individuals and organisations to rally round and support efforts that would facilitate the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls.
The Guild, headed by Funke Egbemode also commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for their immense contributions and sacrifice towards ensuring the return of peace to the North-eastern part of the country.
The Guild also noted that the release of the girls showed the commitment of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the abduction saga was brought to an end.
It called on the government to ensure that the remaining girls still under the custody of the Boko Haram terrorists are freed without any casualty and reunited with their parents.
It also urged the government and the international community to help rehabilitate the victims and ensure that those still interested in going to school are given the necessary assistance and scholarship to fulfil their dream.
It would be recalled that about 219 students of the government secondary school, Chibok were abducted from their dormitory on April 14, 2014.