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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has applauded the decision of the United States, Britain, China and other countries to assist in rescuing the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists group in Chibok, Borno State.
The forum in a statement yesterday in Kaduna also commended the federal government for setting up a presidential committee to verify the number of girls abducted in the school and trace their whereabouts.
The statement which was signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the forum, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim, noted that :“ Although the federal government has acted belatedly, it is a good development considering the general outrage and protests by women organisations, civil societies and the public on its earlier inaction posture.”
The statement recalled that the “ACF had earlier called on the government to make concerted effort towards the safe rescue and release of the abducted girls from their captors.”
The forum called on the presidential committee to swing into action by collaborating with the Borno State Government and security agencies to immediately rescue the girls.
“ACF appreciates the assistance being offered to Nigeria by US Britain, China, and other countries to rescue the abducted girls. “ACF equally shares the grief, plight and concern of the parents, relations and all Nigerians in this traumatic experience and pray for the safe release of these innocent girls,” the statement said.