Some parents of the 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls marched to the National Assembly to register their pains with the federal lawmakers in continuation of their clamour for the release of the pupils abducted by Boko Haram terrorists penultimate week.
Wearing swollen faces that bore marks of pain and agony, some of the parents recounted their ordeals since the abduction of their daughters, saying that it had been a heartbreaking experience and nightmare since their daughters went missing. The parents, who wore adorned in black shirts with the inscription,
“We are Dapchi People”, said that they had not come to criticise and attack the government but to demand the rescue of their daughters.
When the schoolgirls were kidnapped President Buhari in a press release made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said he shared the pains of the parents whose children and wards were abducted and would spare no efforts in ensuring that the pupils were rescued.
He said the Federal Government would be sending more troops and surveillance aircraft for a 24-hour surveillance of the area.
“When I received the devastating news of the attack on the school and the fact that the local authorities could not account for all the students, I immediately dispatched a high-level delegation on a fact-finding visit to the town.
“I also instructed the security agencies to deploy in full and not spare any effort to ensure that all the girls are returned safely, and the attackers arrested and made to face justice.
“The entire country stands as one with the girls’ families, the government and the people of Yobe State.
“This is a national disaster. We are sorry that this could have happened and share your pain. We pray that our gallant armed forces will locate and safely return your missing family members.
“Our government is sending more troops and surveillance aircraft to keep an eye on all movements in the entire territory on a 24-hour basis, in the hope that all the missing girls will be found.”