Lawmakers Say Chibok Girls Continued Captivity Is ‘A National Shame’

Channels Television  
Updated April 15, 2016

chibok girlsThe House of Representatives in Nigeria has described the abduction of the over 200 Chibok girls and their continued captivity as a national shame.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, made the statement on Thursday during plenary that was highly focused on the need for security agencies to rescue the girls.

The lawmakers also directed the Ministry of Interior to pay compensation to the families of the abducted girls.

They expressed concerns that the whereabouts of the girls abducted on April 14, 2014 had remained unknown.

In the upper chamber, Senators requested that the Service Chiefs appear before them to give an update on efforts being made to rescue the over 200 girls abducted from their school’s dormitory by Boko Haram in 2014.

The girls were taking their final year examination when they were abducted.

Both chambers are asking security agencies to do everything possible to ensure that the girls are rescued.

The federal lawmakers are also asking the Borno State government to rebuild Chibok Secondary School in the interest of children in the community.

It has been two years that the girls were abducted. Their abduction had triggered protests in different nations, with demands for more efforts to rescue them.

None of the girls have been rescued.