BBOG Group Replies Lai Mohammed, Insist Government Will Be Held Accountable

SAN FRANCISCO, January 24, (THEWILL) – The #BringBackOurGirls (#BBOG) advocacy group has declared that it will continue to hold government accountable for its actions.

THEWILL recalls that the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, barely 24 hours ago, called on the group to stop behaving like an opposition party but see the administration as a partner in its quest to secure the release of the Chibok girls.

The group, in a statement which it released to mark its 1000 days of advocacy, insisted that its priority is to awaken the government to its responsibility of protecting the lives and properties of its citizens like the Chibok girls.

The statement, signed by leaders of the group, Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu, stated that their activities have assisted in awakening global awareness on the cruel actions of Boko Haram.

“As a citizens’ movement, our priority has been to awaken our government to its responsibility of protecting lives and properties of its citizens like our #ChibokGirls,” the statement read.

“Our activities have invariably awakened global awareness and some actions against the cruel action of the Boko Haram terror group.

“Staying above the fray of politics and change of governments, our movement has remained resolute in the singularity of purpose of demanding and compelling necessary government action to rescue the Chibok girls.”