Ibadan – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the Nigeria Army and Civilian Joint Task Force for rescuing two out of the 219 Chibok school girls, abducted by the Boko Haram on April 14, 2014.
The commendation was contained in a statement issued on Friday in Ibadan by MURIC’s Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
“MURIC congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for witnessing the happy moment when a new lease of life was been given to the two rescued Chibok girls, Amina Ali and Sarah Luka.
“The rescue of the girls has shows that the 219 Chibok girls are still alive and that professionalism is now back in the army.
“it also means Boko Haram camp is falling apart and that their days are numbered.
“We can safely infer that more girls will be found in the days ahead,’’ MURIC said.
It saluted the Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents, saying they are the heroes of our time and urged them not to relent.
The group said that the war against insurgency must be pursued to logical conclusion, so as to serve as deterrent to religious bigots, rebellious subjects and all enemies of peace.
“We appealed to the federal government to properly and fully rehabilitate the girls.
“It is reassuring that President Buhari has declared that Amina Ali would go back to school.
“We suggest that federal government should give scholarship to all rescued Chibok girls up to tertiary level.
“We urged parents of the Chibok girls and the entire Chibok community to exercise patience.
“The issue of rescuing kidnapped persons is highly technical and It can boomerang if not properly handled,’’ MURIC said. (NAN)