Thursday April 14, 2016 was the two years anniversary of the kidnap of some school girls in the Chibok community of Borno state by Boko Haram insurgents.
A new video surfaced during the week in which some of the parents recognised their girls. The parents as well as members of the Bring Back Our Girls group had a march in Abuja calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfil the promise he made to Nigerians that he would rescue the girls if elected. It’s been almost a year since Buhari assumed office and the girls are still in captivity.
Buhari on Thursday said that, as a parent and leader of the country, he understood the torment, frustration and anxiety of the parents and would not spare any effort to ensure the safe return of the girls.
So, how do we rescue the Chibok girls. Senator Shehu Sani suggested three options when he appeared on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily this morning.
His options are as follows:
- Negotiate with the insurgents
- Use force with the hope of raiding the camp and rescuing the girls
- Use force and still open the door for negotiation.
The lawmaker from Kaduna State said he preferred he third option “because the use of force (the military option) is still a clear message to the insurgents that they cannot win the military”.
He however, stressed the fact that the girls were on the terrorists’ camp as hostages and cautioned that “attempt to use force to rescue them naturally comes with consequences”.