One of the fathers of the abducted Chibok girls, Abana Mutah has said that the federal government is playing politics and games with the rescue of the remaining 219 Chibok girls abducted over 10 months ago.
Mutah, who was a guest at the #BringBackOurGirls group’s sit-out yesterday, lamented that contrary to the promise President Goodluck Jonathan made to them some months ago that their daughters would soon be returned, nothing has been done, adding that he has subsequently been chased out of his home by the Boko Haram sect.
The parent, whose daughter, Blessing Abana was abducted along with her friends on April 14, 2014, said life has become a nightmare to his family, even as he has been displaced by the same people who abducted his daughter.
While appreciating the BBOG group for its continued support and resilience for the Chibok girls, Abana said though he has no hope that the federal government will rescue the Chibok girls, he still believes that posterity will judge whoever played with the lives of the girls.
Meanwhile, the BBOG group, in its first media briefing since it began its six weeks countdown to the possible rescue of the Chibok girls, challenged the security agencies to produce evidence of the various successes recorded in the fight against Boko Haram.
One of the members of the group, Maureen Kabric had been lamenting the failure of the security agents to release information on the renewed war against the insurgency, saying their silence is creating more confusion.
“The lack of information from our security operatives on the developments in the six weeks war against the insurgency is creating more confusion. Recently, we heard that the suicide bomber in Gombe was brought in in a military vehicle. How can we know what to believe when our military has refused to give us information?” she queried.
The group, which described as worrisome, the tactics of the insurgents, which had seen them use helicopters to drop leaflets or pass information in some communities in the Northeast, also called for a coordinated effort by the security agencies to address the situation.
The group, in a statement signed by its leaders, among whom is Oby Ezekwesili, vowed to keep monitoring the development in the Northeast until the end of the six weeks given by the federal government.