LAGOS: A member of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) appealed for the release of the more than 200 schoolgirls terrorists abducted in Chibok, Borno State in April.
Niger Ambassador to Ethiopia, Diallo Amina Djibo, who is a member of the council, made the plea in Abuja following a meeting with members of the “Bring Back our Girls” campaign.
The group is advocating for greater global attention to the issue of the abducted Chibok girls.
Despite assurances by government the girls would be rescued, hope is fading by the day among parents and the public.
“This is an African women’s appeal. We are speaking first and foremost as mothers, whose daughters are missing. We cannot afford to continue ignoring the plight of our missing girls and we must speak out now,” Djibo said.
Djibo is among a delegation of AU officials that is in Nigeria on a solidarity visit scheduled to end on Friday.
Among other visitors are the Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security of the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Bineta Diop, and Justice Sophia Akuffo, former President of the African Court of Human and People’s Rights.
The team earlier held talks with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commissioner for Gender and Social Affairs, Fatmata Sow and ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security Salamatu Suleiman. The team also held a roundtable meeting with members of the Nigerian Women Peace and security Network.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY