The Bring Back Our Girls BBOG movement Monday pointedly told President Muhammadu Buhari that he no longer has any excuse not to rescue the 218 Chibok school girls, saying the time to act is now.
Charging the president to fulfil one of his electioneering campaign promises, the #BBOG said it is now time for Mr Buhari to lead his troops from the frontlines and invade the Sambisa Forest where the girls are believed to be held by the Boko Haram terrorists.
Addressing the gathering, Chairman of the Chibok Community in Abuja, Mr Tsambido Hosea recalled that his people had never voted for the opposition party, but decided to vote for Mr Buhari in the last general elections as a result of his firm pledge to rescue their daughters.
“Chibok people had often voted for the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, but in the last election, they voted wholeheartedly for the current president because of his promise to rescue our girls.
“Prof. Osinbajo promised us during campaign that Gen. Muhammadu Buhari would lead and go to the Sambisa Forest and rescue our girls, but nearly two years later, they have not done anything. Is that not corruption? If this government is not willing to bring back our girls, let them tell us and declare us non-Nigerians so that the world can rally round us. Let them declare Chibok people non-Nigerians so that the world can help them. People are ready to help us. We regret our votes for Buhari. If they cannot help us, let them tell us so that we would go for our girls. If we perish, we perish”, he said.
The protesters displayed various placards with inscriptions such as, “Mr President, #LeadFromTheFront.
#GoToBornoNow”. “Mr President, Act Now, we want results”.