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File picture Members of the Bring Back Our Girls Group/Photo: Reuters

By Andah John

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign group, has returned to the Unity Park Abuja, to further demand the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls still in Boko Haram captivity.

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Co-convener of the group, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, charged members to continue their week long protest not minding the threats of the police.
January 8, 2017, made it 1,000 days since 276 girls were abducted by Boko Haram militants from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.
Some of them have since regained freedom, while others managed to find themselves out of the domain of the terror group. And at least 195 girls are still in captivity.
Meanwhile, the President, Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday promised Nigerians that the remaining girls would be released.

Buhari reiterated in a statement that his pledge, pronounced many times in the past, that government would not spare any effort to reunite the girls with their families.

“We are grateful to God that on this landmark day, we are not completely in the depths of despair, but buoyed with hope that our daughters will yet rejoin their families and loved ones.

“Three of them have been recovered by our diligent military, while the freedom of 21 others was secured through engagement with their captors. We are hopeful that many more will still return as soon as practicable”.