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Group wants FG to intensify search for Chibok girls

15 April 2015, 08:03Ali Inuwa

Maiduguri - The Baobab for Women Rights, an NGO, has called on the Federal Government to intensify search for the over 200 abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno.

Professor Hauwa Biu, the Coordinator of the group in the state, made the call in a speech to mark the one-year anniversary of the abduction of the girls by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

"We call on the Federal Government to intensify efforts for the immediate rescue of the missing girls.

"Adequate plans must be put in place to cater for their needs and address the trauma the parents of these girls are going through,'' Biu said.

Also read: US renews call for release of Nigeria girls

She also called on the government to as a matter of urgency, beef up security in all schools and colleges in the state.

"Adequate security measures should be put in place in all schools and colleges in the state as a matter of urgency, as well as rebuild those destroyed.

"We also call for the immediate re-opening of all schools which have been closed down for months in the state.

"There is the need for civil society action to help the people of Chibok rebuild their community,'' the coordinator said.



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