Saturday, May 10, 2014

Polisi waandamana kuokoa mabinti waliotekwa

chibokPhoto: Women continue protest in Abuja 

Female police officers and officers of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corp have come out to protest with women in Nassarawa state over the abduction of the Chibok girls.

 The women who gathered under the aegis of Federation of Muslim Woman Association of Nigeria(FOMWAN) and the Women wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) Nassarawa chapter.

There were seen carrying on the streets of Lafia, with placards bearing one message - bring back our girls. 

One of the police officers, an assistant Supretendent of Police (ASP) said during the protest

"We are law enforcement officers and men. See us, we are women, we are mothers. Its our daughters today, it could be we tomorrow" she said as she fought tears.

 Narrating their experience, Mallam Amos Chiroma who was among those who combed the Sambisa forest told Vanguard: 

“We saw a lot of strange things in the Sambisa forest but we will not be able to disclose all for security reasons. Borno and indeed this country require prayers from all and sundry.

“While we were in the forest with over 200 volunteers who only had cutlasses, bows, arrows and sticks, we came across different make-shift camps suspected to be owned by terrorists. 

 It is however unfortunate that we had to turn back when we met one good Samaritan in the forest who advised us that it was in our own interest to go back because the area we were approaching in the forest was a dead zone dominated by terrorists.

“If soldiers had accompanied us to the forest, we were optimistic that our missing children would have been rescued, or we would be satisfied if we can just see the dead bodies of our daughters”.

Another parent, Mallam Shettima Yau Haruna, who spoke on behalf of parents of the abducted school girls, told the governor that since the incident, they have been having sleepless nights and they summoned courage to enter the Sambisa forest.

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