Dame Patience Sets Up Committee To Investigate Chibok Abduction

The First lady Dame Patience Jonathan has set up a committee to investigate the abduction of over 200 girls in Cbibok, a community in Borno … Continue reading Dame Patience Sets Up Committee To Investigate Chibok Abduction


patience jonathanThe First lady Dame Patience Jonathan has set up a committee to investigate the abduction of over 200 girls in Cbibok, a community in Borno State.

In an in depth meeting with wives of governors, female legislators, and leaders of the various women groups in the country designed to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction, the First Lady was told by the head of the West African Examination Council, Mr Charles Eguridu that the Borno state government rejected the request by WAEC to relocate the over 530 students that wrote the examination to a well secure center where adequate security was guaranteed.

He said contrary to widespread belief, Chibok Government Secondary School is a mixed school which necessitated the registration of 135 male students out of the 350 registered for the examination. After the incident, 189 students were relocated to the Uba examination center where they continued with the examination, he added.

At another meeting in the office of the First Lady, with a group of women expressed their frustration and wondered if they would have got to the positions they occupy, if they were abducted as young girls.

The First Lady further summoned the head of WAEC, Charles Eguruidu, who disclosed details about the number of girls that wrote the examination before the abduction, and presented the pictures and the registration details.

The Borno state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajia Inna Galadima, who stood in for the wife of the governor, Nana Shettima told the gathering that 53 girls are currently in custody of the state government, following which the first lady set up a six member committee to be chaired by the wife of Borno state governor, to follow up on the revelations and expressed a determination to get to the root of the matter.