First Lady decries delay in Chibok girls’ release
Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has expressed concern about the delay in the release of the abducted Chibok girls by members of the Boko Haram sect.
Mrs Jonathan spoke in Windhoek, Namibia, when she met with the Nigerian community.
She empathised with families of the girls and the entire Chibok community, saying that soon the girls would be released.
“As a mother, I am very worried over the abduction of these girls; I share the pains of the mothers whose children were abducted,” Mrs Jonathan said.
“We women of Nigeria, we have fasted and prayed that wherever they are, they will be released safely and that God will touch the minds of members of the sect,” she said.
She commended the security agencies for their efforts, adding that the girls would be back home soon.
Mrs Jonathan also praised the Nigerian Armed Forces for their patriotic zeal in fighting terrorism and urban violence, especially in the Northeast.
The First Lady urged Nigerians in the Diaspora to support government and the military in putting an end to the insurgency across the country, especially in the Northeast.
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