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Chibok Girls’ Parents Say They Are In Extreme Pains

Channels Television  
Updated June 2, 2014

Chibok-girlsThe search for the Chibok school girls is still on, but some of the parents are lamenting the ‘extreme pains’ they go through as their children are still missing

In an interview with Channels Television in Lagos on Monday, some of the parents expressed their grief, as some of the victims of the abduction are getting help from a Nigerian and foreign group

The group based on their research claims the Boko Haram insurgency is not a religious problem.

It is over seven weeks since the over 200 girls were abducted from their dormitory in the Government Girls Secondary Schools in Chibok, but the search of the girls is still on.

More than 20 of the parents of the girls alongside some of the girls who escaped from their abductors were in Lagos to narrate the pains they go through to the press.

They have continued to wait for the return of their children abducted on April 14 and have also remained hopeful that the girls would come back.

One of the parents said she missed her 16 year old girl and expressed optimism that she would see her again.

“We miss her very much but I pray that God almighty will open heaven and send down his glory upon them. I have that hope that I will see her one day by the grace of God. Each time I see her, she comforts me. I feel like killing myself or disappearing from this world,” she said in tears.

A foreign non-governmental organisation, Omoluabi network, is working to help the victims of the abduction. According to them, they have carried out a research on the group and had found out that the Boko Haram insurgency was not a religious issue.

“The group disguises itself for now. They try to use the cover of Islam. What it does is that initially it targets Christians but it reveals its true nature when you see it begin to target Muslims who get in their way and that helps you to know straight away that it is not about religion. Nigerians have to learn this,” Ladi Thompson of Omolaubi network said.

Some of those present are equally hopeful the they girls would be rescued soon.

The military involved in rescue operation last week said it had information about the location of the girls and promised that they would be rescued soon.