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Chibok Community Accuses Borno State Government Of Falsehood

Channels Television  
Updated March 9, 2015

Chibok-girlsThe Kibaku Area Development Union, an umbrella body for the Chibok community in Borno State, says claims by the Borno State Governor Kasim Shettima, that the community insisted that their wards take their final exams in Chibok, rather than in Maiduguri, the state capital, are false.

The chairman of the association, Mr Hosea Tsambido, asked the government and his aides to desist from blaming the parents and families of the abducted girls for the incidence.

Mr Tsambido urged the government to channel its energy at ensuring that the girls returned home safely.

He further stressed that making such allegations and statements would only further traumatise the community.

The association urged government at all levels to avoid wiping unnecessary sentiments with the issues.

It has been more than 11 months since the over 200 girls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok in Borno State by members of the terrorist group the Boko Haram.

Last week, a spokesman for the military said the chances of getting back the Chibok girls were within the totality of ongoing operations against the terrorist group.

The military has increased offensive against the Boko Haram sect in the last few weeks after Nigeria’s general elections dates were postponed by six weeks. The elections will hold on March 28 and April 11.