The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group has called on the federal government not to abandon Nigerian citizens who were pushed into foreign lands due to the activities of the insurgency in the North east and are languishing in poverty.
Speaking during the normal sit-out of the group, one of the leaders of the group, Aisha Yesufu stated that many Nigerian refugees have due to no fault of theirs been living in neighbouring countries and urged the government to remind the refugees that they were not forgotten by aiding international organisations in taking care of them.
She expressed sadness over President Muhammadu Buhari’s inability to visit Nigerian refugees in Cameroon and other neigbouring countries during his visits adding that if such visit has been made, they would have had a sense of belonging, a feeling that they have not been forgotten.
“But it is not yet late. We should show the citizens of this country that they have not been forgotten. He forgot to do that. Our citizens who have escaped the terror of Boko Haram are in Cameroon and other places languishing in poverty. Government should do something to show them that they are remembered. Every Nigerians should matter. No Nigerian is better than another. We should fight for a better Nigeria,” she said.
Yesufu who was reacting to the story by the United Nations that thousands of Nigerian refugees who fled to southeast Niger to escape the Islamist group Boko Haram were in an “atrocious” situation, urged the government to create a humanitarian frame work that would guide in the catering for those victims of insurgency.
Also speaking, the chairman of Chibok community and a member of the group, Tsambido Hosea-Abana expressed fear over cell groups of Boko Haram sect that might have returned to some recovered communities and advised the military to put up measures that will prevent such groups from operating.
Abana who was reacting to the report of the arrest of 33 suspected food suppliers to the Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa axis around Azir-Wajiroko road, Borno State, urged for more Intensive patrols and vigilance of the military.
Recall that the 33 suspected Boko Haram accomplices were arrested with large quantity of food stuffs meant for Boko Haram terrorists at Korode adding that Nine of the 33 suspects are from Korode, four from Auma, 10 from Geargube, four from Kausautaya, four from Bulbul and one from Dolomi villages.