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Former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida yesterday described the release of the 21 girls as signaling a hope for the nation after moments of despair the abduction of the over 200 schools girls brought to the family, the country and the global community.


Gen Babangida, military president between 1985 and 1993, rejoiced with the families, people of Nigeria and the federal government over the release of 21of the abducted Girls. He said their release is an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is committed to ensuring safe release of all the abducted girls.

“It is a thing of joy for the girls to have been reunited with their families after being taken away in such painfully and abrupt manner for two and half years.”

Speaking at his residence in Minna yesterday, Gen. Babangida said; urged the federal government, security agents and other partners to hasten negotiations to free the remaining girls and rehabilitate them from psychological trauma they might have encountered in the last two and half years.

The former military President reaffirmed his belief in the professional capability of the armed forces and other security agencies in ensuring that an end is put to the activities of the Boko Haram sect completely. He said the armed forces had the training and the professional background to end all forms of security threat to the nation such as kidnappings, armed robbery, cattle rustling, farmers/herders clashes and other forms of vandalism.

He called on all Nigerians to offer assistance to the released Chibok girls in order for them to overcome the mental, physical and psychological trauma they must have gone through.

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