Principal of Government Secondary School, Chibok, where the over 200 schoolgirls were abducted, said she is excited by the news about the ceasefire and the proposed release of the Chibok girls by Boko Haram, though with mixed-feelings.
Mrs Kwambura said “If what we hear is true, I will be the most grateful person to God today and always; I will the happiest person in the world to see these girls of mine return home in one piece; nothing will supersede my joy. But all this will not be possible if the federal government does not follow this declaration with action, honesty and sincerity. Government must see to the fact that the parents of these girls are suffering, some are dying many have died of high blood pressure and post trauma stress disorder. I was in Chibok with some of the girl’s parents yesterday and their plight is beyond words. We need to have these girls back; this is another opportunity for us to do so; but many of us are still forced to doubt government because we thought since our last meeting with the president in Abuja, by now these girls would have since been rescued and reunited with their parents”.
Meanwhile, the coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri has said that ceding part of its territory to the insurgents is not part of the ceasefire deal reached with the insurgents. This was even as he declined comments on concessions made by the government to the insurgents.
“We are inching closer to the release of all groups in captivity, including the Chibok girls,” he said.