CAN calls for release of Chibok girls after 10 years in captivity 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Directorate of Education, Youth, and Women has called on the federal government to double  efforts to secure the release of the remaining abducted Chibok school girls after 10 years  in captivity. 

Its National Director, Dean Rev. Ozumba Emmanuel Nicodemus, made the call in a statement made available to the media in Abuja, saying the “case of the Chibok girls is one that cannot be swept under the carpet, as it represents a horrific tragedy that has left an indelible mark on the nation’s conscience. 

“CAN stands in solidarity with the families and loved ones of the Chibok girls, who have endured ten long years of captivity. The case of the Chibok girls is one that cannot be swept under the carpet, as it represents a horrific tragedy that has left an indelible mark on the nation’s conscience.

“We call on the government to mobilise all available resources, engage relevant security agencies, and collaborate with international partners to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls without delay. This is not only a matter of national importance but also a test of our commitment to upholding the rights and safety of our citizens, particularly the most vulnerable among us,” he said.

The statement described the trauma experienced by the 276 abducted girls from Nigeria as “unimaginable”, adding that the pain and anguish felt by their parents, who have endured sleepless nights filled with hopelessness, are deeply felt by CAN.