A human right activist, Mrs Aisha Wakil, on Wednesday expressed joy over the release of the Dapchi school girls from Boko Haram captivity.
We earlier that 105 of the abducted schoolgirls have been released by their abductors with 5 of them reportedly dead.
Wakil, popularly called “Mama Boko Haram”, who appeared highly elated, told NAN that she received the news of the release of the girls with “great joy.”
She commended the Federal Government and other parties who contributed to the release of the girls, expressing the hope that the remaining girls including those from Chibok would also be released soon.
“I am highly elated over the release of the girls, it is a welcome development,” she said.
Recall that Wakil earlier indicated interest to work towards the release of the abducted girls.
Also, Malam Bashir Manzo, the Chairman, Parents Association of the Dapchi Abducted Girls, said that they were happy over the development.
Manzo disclosed that they were currently taking head count of the girls, adding that most of them had returned to their homes.
Similarly, Mr Maina Musa and Ayuba Alamson, parents of abducted Chibok schoolgirls, expressed joy over the development.
They, however, tasked the government to secure the release of the remaining schoolgirls with the insurgents.
“It is disheartening on our part to see that our remaining children are still languishing in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents in the past four years,” Alamson said.
Alamson noted that over 100 Chibok girls were in Boko Haram captivity since 2014.
He called on the international community to support the Federal Government to secure the release of the girls and others still in captivity.