Parents of Dapchi Girls Storm NASS, Demand Rescue of Children
The National Assembly complex FCT Abuja was bombarded by hundreds of the parents of the abducted pupils of the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State Thursday.
Dressed in black Tee-Shirts with various inscriptions, the parents protested against the lackadaisical attitude of the government to rescuing their wards.
They said that they had not come to destroy public property but on a peaceful protest to demand the rescue of their children.
About 110 Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents a few weeks ago while efforts to rescue them had been futile.
Speaking to our correspondent, one of the parents, Mr Yahaya Taributu said that his family had not been in the right mood since his daughter was abducted.
He said, “My wife cries every day and night. She visits the bed of our daughter every night perhaps she could just appear to us.”
Another parent, who simply identified herself as Hajia Aisha said she had been devastated since her child was abducted and that she had joined other parents to beg the government to bring back the schoolgirls.
“I have lost appetite since Amina was kidnapped alongside her classmates. The government should please use all its power to bring these girls back,” she said.