Former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to hasten negotiations to free the remaining Chibok girls and rehabilitate them from psychological trauma they might have encountered in the last two and half years
IBB said this while rejoicing with the families, people of Nigeria and indeed the Nigerian government over the release of 21 of the abducted Chibok Girls last week.
He said it was a thing of joy for the girls to have been reunited with their families.
Speaking on Sunday in Minna, in a statement signed by his media Officer Mahmud Abdullahi, he said that the release of the 21 girls signalled hope.
According to him: “I urge the federal Government, security agents and other partners to hasten negotiations to free the remaining girls and rehabilitate them from psychological trauma they might have encountered in the last two and half years.
“I believe in the professional capability of the Nigerian armed forces and other security agencies in ensuring that an end is put to the activities of the Boko Haram sect completely.
“They (Nigeria armed forces) have the training and the professional background to end all forms of security threat to the nation such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling, farmers/herders clashes and other forms of vandalism.”
IBB further disclosed that it was a thing of joy for the Girls to have been reunited with their families after being taken away in such painfully and abrupt manner for over two and half years.
“It is gratifying to see the release of 21 of the girls, after delicate negotiations with the Boko Haram. It is an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is committed to ensuring the safe release of the girls”, he added.