Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida,, has described as a welcome development, the release of the 21 abducted Chibok Secondary School girls from the Boko Haram den.
He disclosed this in Minna, the Niger State capital, adding that “it was a thing of joy for the girls to have been reunited with their families after being taken away in such painful manner for over two and half years.”
Babangida noted that the release of the 21 girls signalled hope, “after such moments of despair that the abduction brought to their families and the entire country, as well as the global community.”
He said the development “is an indication that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is committed to ensuring safe release of the girls.”
He also lauded the efforts of President Buhari for the resilience showed so far, while he urged the Federal Government and other partners to hasten negotiations to free the remaining girls.
He called on all Nigerians to offer all forms of assistance to the freed girls in order to overcome the mental, physical and psychological trauma they had gone through over the past two and a half years.