Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Chibok girls: Group calls for enhanced collaboration

04 December 2014, 11:16

Abuja - The Bring Back our Girls Group has called for enhanced collaboration between the governments of Nigeria and Chad in fighting insurgency and ensuring the safe return of the kidnapped Chibok girls.

The group made the call when it took its protests to the Chadian Embassy in Abuja on Wednesday.

A representative of the embassy, who identified himself only as Mohammed, the Deputy Ambassador, urged the group to disperse assuring that the embassy would get back to them.

After the group explained that they had written to the embassy earlier on, five members from the group were invited to speak with the ambassador.

Attempts made to speak with the ambassador were, however, declined.

After meeting the ambassador, Aisha Yesufa, Coordinator, Daily Sit-out of the group, briefed other members of the group.

She said that the group was at the embassy to make inquiries about the involvement of the Chadian Government in the botched ceasefire with the Boko Haram.

Yesufa noted that the group asked several questions on the efforts of the Chadian Government to strengthen cross border security and curb insurgency.

Also read: Nigerians await release of Chibok girls

"We asked what the Chadian Government was doing to dissuade youths from being brainwashed into insurgency, and he assured that there would not be anything like that in Chad.

"But we made him understand that both governments needed to work together and be more proactive in their approach, and not make assumptions.

"He also assured us that the Chadian borders were well controlled and there was the joint task force they had with Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

"We asked for specifics and he assured us that whatever went through the borders were effectively monitored,” she said.

The 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno on April 14 by the Boko Haram insurgents.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...