Senate Minority Leader, Sen. George Akume has pleaded with the abductors of over 200 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok to free them with immediate effect, saying continuous detention of the girls is crime against humanity.
Senator Akume in a statement signed by him and made available to our Correspondent yesterday in Abuja, to commemorate one year of the abduction said, “the refusal of their abductors to release them and the failure of the Nigerian government to negotiate their release or forcefully secure same has prolonged their plight and the agony of their families.
“I wish to use the opportunity of the one year anniversary of this captivity to appeal to those holding the girls to release them immediately.
“The predicament of the Chibok girls has not only brought agony to their family members and Nigerians but has brought the country to shame and international ridicule.
“The girls did not commit any crime and do not deserve to be forcefully imprisoned even for one day. It is a crime against humanity to have incarcerated them for one year now. Akume called on all Nigerians to continue to support the incoming APC government under Gen Muhammadu Buhari who in the early days of his government will be faced with the difficult task of finding solutions to our security challenges, including the intractable problem of the Chibok girls.

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