10 years after, CAN seeks rescue of remaining Chibok girls from captivity - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, April 13, 2024

10 years after, CAN seeks rescue of remaining Chibok girls from captivity


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called for the rescue of the remaining victims from captivity as the nation marks a decade since the tragic abduction of 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State.

In a statement on Saturday, the apex Christian body expressed unwavering solidarity with the grieving families whose daughters have been held captive for ten harrowing years, an event that shook the world in April 2014.

Rev. Ozumba Emmanuel Nicodemus, the National Director for Education, Youth, and Women Development, voiced the unwavering stance of the association, stating that they cannot remain silent while the children remain in captivity, yearning for freedom and reunion with their families.

He said, "The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) stands in solidarity with the families and loved ones of the Chibok girls, who have endured ten (10) long years of captivity. The case of the Chibok girls is one that cannot be swept under the carpet, as it represents a horrific tragedy that has left an indelible mark on the nation's conscience.

"The trauma experienced by the 276 abducted girls from Nigeria is unimaginable. The pain and anguish felt by their parents, who have endured sleepless nights filled with hopelessness, are deeply felt by CAN. We cannot remain silent while their children remain in captivity, yearning for freedom and reunion with their families.
CAN hereby reiterates its unwavering demand for the government to intensify efforts and take decisive action to rescue the remaining children still held hostage. It is our duty as a nation to ensure their safe return and to bring an end to the anguish and suffering endured by these innocent young girls and their families.

"We call on the government to mobilize all available resources, engage relevant security agencies, and collaborate with international partners to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls without delay. This is not only a matter of national importance but also a test of our commitment to upholding the rights and safety of our citizens, particularly the most vulnerable among us.

"Furthermore, we implore the international community, humanitarian organizations, and well-meaning individuals to join hands with CAN in advocating for the release of the Chibok girls. Together, we can amplify our voices and exert greater pressure on the abductors to bring an end to this prolonged ordeal.

"CAN remains resolute in its commitment to seeking justice and ensuring the safe return of the Chibok girls. We will continue to engage with relevant stakeholders and utilize all available avenues to shed light on their plight and secure their release.

"We urge all Nigerians to stand united, to lend their voices, and to demand immediate action from the government. Let us show our unwavering support for the families of the Chibok girls and demonstrate our collective determination to bring them back home to reunite with their families.

"May our prayers, actions, and unwavering advocacy bring hope and hasten the day when the Chibok girls will be reunited with their families, free from the chains of captivity."

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