Tinubu said: “I congratulate the families of these young ladies, who have endured so much anxiety and
on account of this horrendous experience. I am also grateful that these
budding young stars, now have the opportunity to again pursue their
dreams and aspirations.
than 24-hours after the release of 21 out of the more than 200 abducted
Chibok Girls, the Opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is yet to
react to the cheerful news that has thrown the Chibok community and
Nigerians into a joyful mood.
President, Bukola Saraki, however on Thursday evening, commended
President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Security Services, the
government of Switzerland, and the international community, for the
combined efforts that led to the release of the 21 girls.
release of the 21 girls, is a testament to the perseverance of our men
and women in uniform, the Civilian Joint Task Force, and a clear
indication that this government has been relentless in securing their
forward, we need to ensure that the girls that have been returned to us
are re-united with their families, and rehabilitated, to become full
members of our society”, Saraki Said.
Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, via his Twitter handle @atiku, hailed
the release of the girls. “I am incredibly happy at this news. A lesson,
hope always wins. Prayers for the release of the remaining
Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, said the
release of the 21 Chibok girls, came to him as a delightful relief.
know there is road to recovery and readjustment ahead, but I am
confident that the support of their families, our communities, and the
assistance of our many collaborators at home and internationally,
provide the tools required for this.”
the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that the
release of the girls, are an indication that the President and the
party, would keep to all its promises to the Nigerian people.
Governor Kashim Shettima, of Borno State, hailed the release of the schoolgirls.
am certain that the recovery of our 21 precious daughters from
insurgency, only strengthens the resolve of the Buhari administration,
to continue to work tirelessly, until all the girls and all Nigerians
abducted, are freed,” Shettima said.
The House of Representatives has also expressed happiness over the release of the girls.
Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Honourable
Jonathan Gaza, said it was gladdening to hear of the development. Gaza
said, although the House was yet to review the situation, and take a
position, “it is certainly good news.”
Asabe Vilita Bashir, who represents Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok Federal
Constituency of Borno State, said they are very happy over the
development, and hope that the rest of the girls will be released too.
Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture, Mohammed Monguno, described
the gesture as a welcome development.