Lagos – Some Nigerians on Tuesday in Lagos urged the Federal Government to use any rightful means to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls in the captivity of the Boko Haram sect.
The citizens said in interviews in Lagos that the girls’ lives were invaluable.
The Federal Government had said that it was intensifying efforts to secure release of more Chibok girls.
Twenty-one of the Chibok girls were released by their abductors last week.
They were among the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, in April 2014.
Chief Denis Aghanya, Executive Secretary of Anti-Corruption and Research-based Data Initiative (ARDI), said that any price for the release of the remaining girls would not be too much.
“The lives of these innocent girls cannot be compared to anything else; whatever price or other means will not be too much.
“Even if it requires exchanging them for prisoners, so be it,” Aghanya said.
He urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari adequately to achieve the release.
Alhaji Musa Umar, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Kano, advised the government to employ any approach it used to secure the release of the 21 Chibok girls in effecting the release of the remaining ones.
Prof. Oluremi Sonaiya, the 2015 Presidential Candidate of the KOWA Party, urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts for the release of the remaining girls.
She prayed God to allow all the girls to return safely.
“One is happy over the release of 21 of the Chibok girls. The sad part was that not all of them returned.
“One can just imagine the agony of the remaining girls and their parents. Our desire and prayer is that all of them will return safely and soon,” Sonaiya said.
She urged increased efforts to secure all Nigerians.