Chibok Girls: 1,000 Days Since The Girls Were Captured

On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram fighters stormed Government Secondary School in Chibok in Borno state, seizing 276 girls who were preparing for end-of-year exams.

Eighty-one, including 21 whose release was negotiated in October 2016, are now free and in government care, with the latest one being freed on Thursday along with her six-month-old baby.

At least 195 girls are still in captivity, according to official records.

Sunday marks 1,000 days since 276 Nigerian girls were abducted from a school in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents.

Some of them have since been released while others managed to escape - but nearly 200 girls still remain in captivity.

In a statement marking the abduction of the girls, President Muhammadu Buhari said:

We are hopeful that many more will return. The tears never dry, the ache is in our hearts. 

Our hearts will leap for joy, as more and more of our daughters return. It is a goal we remain steadfastly committed to.

However, while the Bring Back Our Girls movement are happy that the girls have been released, they call for President Buhari to take the issue with utmost priority, in order to make sure 'all' the girls go back home. 

Some Nigerians have come out to state that no girls were captured, but how does one explain the returned Chibok girls?

For instance, Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, says the Buhari-led administration should stop deceiving Nigerians with the news of the defeat of Boko Haram and the return of the Chibok girls, among other Nigerians and their thoughts. 

Will it be right for us to know the truth?

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