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Dapchi Girls’ Release: Don’t Relent, Al-mu’minaat urges Buhari

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The Social Advocacy Project (SAP) of Al-Mu’minaat, (The Believing Women) urged President Muhammadu Buhari-led government not to relent on the war on terror especially activities of  the Boko Haram and the herdsmen.

Rejoicing over the release of the Dapchi Girls, The Believing Women in a statment signed by Sherifah Yusuf-Ajibade, the Coordinator, SAP, said their hearts were gladdened by the news of the release of the abducted Dapchi Girls adding that Security of lives and property of Nigerians were the primary responsibility of any Government, hence the Buhari-led-government must not relax.

President Muhammadu Buhari 

“Security of lives and property of Nigerians is the primary responsibility of any Government, the PMB-led government cannot afford to relax. We are using this medium to call for the release of the remaining Chibok and Dapchi girls’. The intelligence that led to the release should be kept and not breached so that the remaining girls can come back alive and safe.

Commenting on the conclusion of some of the girls that they would not return to school again, Al Muminaat said: “ Once beaten twice shy. No one can blame parents or even girls who concluded that school isn’t safe for them. Experience have taught them, and nothing better that experience.

“This is one of the very important reasons why our government cannot afford to relent on ensuring security for schools.

“Girl-Child education and women empowerment is at stake. If this apathy isn’t addressed by ensuring safety of lives of the girls who choose to attend school then the future of women, family may be affected negatively.

“Adequate and impenetrable security be provided to all schools with special attention given to girls’ schools in the areas where the insurgents still operate in the North-east, while efforts should be geared towards changing the perception of insecurity in schools in the area.

The group also called for adequate compensation to the Parents of the deceased girls’, adding that “although no amount of money can bring back the dead girls, it will however ameliorate their pains.

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