The Senate on Tuesday urged all parties in the negotiation that led to the release of 21 of the Chibok girls to ensure that other abductees in Boko Haram’s captivity are rescued.
The Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, while thanking those who negotiated the release of the 21Chibok girls, noted that a large number of abductions by the sect were not reported, adding that the negotiators should look beyond the Chibok girls to rescue more victims.
Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, who raised the matter on the floor of the Senate during Tuesday’s plenary, said no fewer than 1000 persons were in Boko Haram’s captivity.
Senator Abiodun Olujimi (Ekiti-South), who supported Ndume’s motion, called on all stakeholders to work towards securing the release of all abductees.
She said, “Like the Leader said, there are so many other girls who have gone unnoticed and are still there in Sambisa and elsewhere. We believe that they should not be left to their fate. And it is not only the Chibok girls that are most important but all Nigerians that have been captured by Boko Haram.Punch