Ezekwesili celebrates rescue of girls from Boko Haram’s den

Posted by Nelson Dafe | 30 April 2015 | 3,190 times

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A champion for the calls for continuous efforts to rescue kidnapped school girls from the grip of extremist group Boko Haram, Oby Ezekwesili, has expressed her joy over the rescue, over the past two days, of hundreds of women and girls from terrorist camps in north-eastern Nigeria.

Though the Chibok girls are still missing, Ezekwesili said: “That these girls and women who were also captives of those Savages – for God knows how long – can now breathe the air of freedom is certainly victory.”

The former Minister of Education added that the government must “spare no effort in finding

our #ChibokGirls and all other abductees.”

In a strongly-worded call to action at the Women in the World summit in New York last week, Ezekwesili described the issue of the Chibok girls an “unfinished business for the world” while expressing her belief in the possibility of finding the girls.

“I believe in miracles,” Ezekwesili said at the summit. “Like the parents of our Chibok girls, we

will not stop hoping until there is absolutely no reason to hope. There is no evidence that they

are dead, so we must keep hoping.” She added, “They’re somewhere on the face of the planet. We need to selectively determine that they will be found.” Turning to the audience, she said: “We just need you to please not go away. Don’t move on.”

•Photo shows Ezekwesili.

Source: News Express

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