The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has on Wednesday, in remembrance of the kidnapped 276 Schoolgirls from the Government Secondary School, in Chibok, Borno State, on this day, 14th April, 2014, stated that he is still optimistic that the abducted Chibok Schoolgirls will be rescued, 7 years after they were kidnapped by boko haram terrorists, Page 36 learnt.
Recall, that a good number of the Students have now been rescued, with about 100 of them still in captivity.
Governor Zulum said: “As a father of all sons and daughters of Borno, I have not lost hope that our remaining Chibok Schoolgirls and other abducted persons will be safely recovered.”
Speaking further, he stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is as concerned as the parents of the Chibok Schoolgirls about the development.
He added: “Countless times, the President has shown me that he is not losing hope on the Chibok girls,” Zulum said about Buhari who swept to power in 2015 on a three-pronged promise of tackling insecurity, fighting corruption and rebuilding the country’s decaying infrastructure.
“He says to me although a number of our girls were reunited with their parents and are being catered for by the Federal Government, he is not happy until the remaining girls are freed.”
Governor Zulum equally called for more prayers from Borno State residents, for the safe return of the Students.
“While we pray, our prayers are being combined with relentless support for security agencies and funding thousands of our recruited volunteers, as we all remain determined in our shared goal to free Borno and all its people.”