For those who may have given up hope in the talks for the release of the remaining Chibok girls, there appears to be reason for optimism again.
This is because the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, says talks are on-going for the release of more of the school girls still being held by the Boko Haram militants.
The Vice President said this during an interaction with journalists and activists at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday night.
He added that progress has been made in the negotiations, but cited the emergence of two factions in the Boko Haram camp, as reason for the seeming difficulty in securing the release of the girls.
The renewed commitment is coming as the Bring Back Our Girls campaign group began a week-long series of activities to commemorate the third year since the abduction of the school girls.
The group’s convener, Oby Ezekwesili, had accused the Federal Government of complacency and maintaining what was termed a definite silence about the search of the remaining 195 missing Chibok school girls.
She therefore urged President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill his promise and responsibility by ensuring the speedy return of the girls.