THE Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has commended the Federal Government for the intervention which led to the release of 21 of the Chibok girls who have been in the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorist group for over two years.
In a statement by its National Amirah (President), Hajia Amina Omoti, FOMWAN described the development as an evidence of the government’s commitment to security of lives and property in the country.
The organisation called on the Federal Government to expedite action on the rehabilitation of the released girls and reintegrate them into the society.
The education, safety and wellbeing of the girls, it said, should be top priority in order to give the girls and their parents the assurance and confidence needed to understand that their abduction and freedom were a sacrifice in the fight against terrorism in the country.
“We appeal to the Federal Government, the Nigerian military and other security agencies to continue the efforts and the strategies used to rescue these 21 girls so that the remaining girls and other persons in the captivity of this terrorist group can be released unhurt.
“FOMWAN appeals to the parents of the remaining Chibok girls in captivity to remain confident, exercise patience and be steadfast in the belief that the Buhari administration will bring back their daughters.
“FOMWAN appreciates the military, all other security agencies, the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ group (#BBOG#), other groups and individuals for their un-relenting efforts to ensure that all the girls are freed.
“FOMWAN will continue to play its role in the amelioration of the plight of the victims of the insurgency in the various Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps and support the agitations for the release of the remaining girls,” the organisation said.