Why Chibok Girls Release Is Taking Time - PMB

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"In our operations, we have rescued hundreds of people in Boko Haram captivity, and when we profile them, most are not Chibok girls".

The girls were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, about four years ago.

She became pregnant and "now lives with her young son in an IDP (displaced persons) camp, where she has struggled to integrate with the other women due to language barriers and the stigma of being a "Boko Haram wife", UNICEF said. The organization targets particularly such schools where the syllabus of education is secular.

At least 2,295 teachers have been killed and at least 1,400 schools have been destroyed in northeastern Nigeria over the last nine years, UNICEF said. Though the Nigerian President Mohammed Bukhari ran a successful campaign for eliminating Boko Haram and succeeded in freeing a large region, the terrorist organisation is still making deadly attacks on the military and citizens.

President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 rode to power on promises to end the insurgency.

"The four-year anniversary of the Chibok abduction reminds us that children in northeastern Nigeria continue to come under attack at a shocking scale", Fall said in a statement on UNICEF website.

In February, fighters loyal to a Boko Haram faction headed by Abu Mus'ab al-Barnawi seized 112 schoolgirls and one boy from the town of Dapchi, in Yobe state. Don't give up hope of seeing our daughters back home again.

"If they are divorced or the men are killed that is when Shekau's decision takes precedence, and in this instance, since the girls have been indoctrinated, their leader has no right to negotiate for their release, no matter the ransom offered, reliable multiple sources said".

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The President also urged the parents to keep their hopes alive on the return of their daughters, noting that the recovery of more than a 100 of the girls that were kidnapped through the Federal Government's determined effort should give confidence that all "hope is not lost".

The Boko Haram conflict is in its tenth year, but shows little sign of ending.

UNICEF said this week more than 1,000 children had been verified as abducted in northeast Nigeria since 2013, although the real figure is estimated to be much higher. "Because, Govt resist independent reporting of the crisis, most of the reports are choreographed & Nigerians are also not ready to hear the truth or stand by it".

The government needed to deliver "meaningful action on behalf of all these victims of Boko Haram's crimes".

Some Dapchi parents were in Chibok on Saturday in a show of solidarity.

Boko Haram remains a charged issue politically.

According to him, Salkida's claims are only meant to discourage the government.