NUJ salutes military, #BOG campaigners for return of Chibok girl


The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Friday, commended the military and the ”Bring Back our Girls” campaigners for the rescue of one of the abducted Chibok girls, Amina Ali.

This is contained in a statement signed by NUJ National Secretary, Mr Shuaibu Leman, said in Lagos.

Ali was rescued by members of the Civilian JTF on Tuesday night in Bale Village on the edge of Sambisa Forest.

In her testimony to members of the Chibok Community, Ali, who came back with a four months old baby, claimed that six of her school mates died in captivity.

She said that the rest were still being held by Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa Forest.

The union welcomed Ali back and stressed the need for governments to pay more attention to girl child education in the country, to empower them play “very important roles in the development of their country.”

The union then called for more efforts towards rescue of the remaining girls.

“The Nigeria Union of Journalists welcomes with some relief, the rescue of one of the 219 school girls abducted over two years ago in Chibok, by Boko Haram.

“The NUJ gives credit and salutes the organisers of #Bring Back our Girls campaign whose tenacity and mobilisation brought international attention to the plight of the abducted girls and the aggrieved Chibok Community.

“Their relentless campaign is unparalleled and we commend them for every success recorded on the Chibok girls.

“We also commend the Nigerian Military for their efforts so far in trying to bring back these girls, and urge for a more earnest and conscientious action in this regard, “NUJ said.

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