Monthly Monitoring Report for October 2016
14th October 2016
Exactly two months since the plea-for-rescue from our #ChibokGirl, Dorcas Yakubu, we are delighted to report the return of twenty one (21) of her peers, in the morning of October 13 2016. This was a result of negotiations involving the Department of State Security Services and aided by the Swiss Government. The International Committee of the Red Cross at some point provided medical services to the girls during the handover.
We congratulate our government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, for providing the leadership that led to this successful rescue. We applaud the resilience of our men at the frontlines, and heads of the military and security establishment, whose daily sacrifices provided the environment for this to succeed.
Working with the Kibaku Area Development Association, representatives of the Chibok community in Abuja, we have successfully matched the names of girls rescued with their position on our existing list. They are
1. Mary Usman – 159
2. Jummai John – 78
3. Blessing Abana – 90
4. Luggwa Sanda – 27
5. Comfort Habila – 24
6. Maryam Basheer – 195
7. Comfort Amos – 10
8. Glory Mainta – 22
9. Saratu Emmanuel – 76
10. Deborah Ja’afaru – 123
11. Rahab Ibrahim – 96
12. Helin Musa – 175
13. Maryamu Lawan – 35
14. Rebecca Ibrahim – 52
15. Asabe Goni – 100
16. Deborah Andrawus – 190
17. Agnes Gapani – 191
18. Saratu Markus – 164
19. Glory Dama – 139
20. Pindah Nuhu – 133
21. Rebecca Mallum – 86
Kindly note the following,
• Full name: Mary Daniel Bukar Usman, appears as Mary Daniel on our list, but Mary Usman on this list.
• Lugwa Sanda on ours but as Luggwa on this list.
• Maryama Bashir on this list is also called Mairama Bashir.
• Saratu Mutah Emmanuel Saratu Emmanuel on this list.
• Deborah Jafaru on ours, but as Deborah Ja’afaru on this list.
• Helinna Musa on ours, but as Helin Musa on this list.
• Rebecca Ibrahim appears twice on ours (52 and 188) they are namesakes. Rebecca Ibrahim Yakubu (52), Rebecca Ibrahim Pogu (188).
• Mary Dama appears twice on ours (68 and 139) an error. One of them is Glory, not Mary. Glory Dama Aimu, her full name.
• Pindar Nuhu on ours but as Pindah Nuhu on this list.
Our movement is very supportive of an immediate commencement of the program for the physical, mental, emotional and social recovery process of our girls and stand ready to support the Federal and Borno State Government in every relevant respect.
914 days since the abduction, our hope is renewed that our Government will fulfil the pledge it made to rescue all our #ChibokGirls as well as every other abducted citizen of our country. We have therefore decided to step down the release of the Chronicles of False Narratives II. We will continue with our one month monitoring of the Federal Government’s renewed rescue activities.
Now, we can continue to make our demand for the rescue of the remaining 197 #ChibokGirls with greater expectation of their quick return. We trust that our government will continue to work to keep their safety, security, and well-being a high priority.
To the international community, especially the Swiss Government and others involved in securing this release, we send our deepest appreciation. We urge you to continue to support our government’s effort to rescue all other abducted Nigerians, so that parents, the Chibok community, the nation, and the world can finally put an end to this nightmare.
Today, 899 days since the start of our advocacy, we remember Elvis Iyorngurum; a passionate advocate of the #Chibok girls who passed away on 14th October 2015. One year on, his resilient and unwavering call for the rescue of our girls continues to inspire. We pray he continues to rest in perfect peace.
For and on behalf of #BringBackOurGirls