The Bring Back-Our Girls, BBOG, has reacted to the much publicized telephone conversation between the United States President, Donald Trump and President Muhammdu Buhari.
On Monday, Trump reportedly spoke with Buhari who is currently in the UK on medical vacation and there have been calls from some quarters for proof of the conversation to be released.
Also, the White House Press Secretary and Communications Director, Sean Michael Spicer confirmed the phone conversation on Tuesday.
But in a statement signed by the convener, Oby Ezekwesili, and co-convener, Aisha Yesufu and issued in Abuja on Tuesday, BBOG said,ED “In light of the news that US President Donald Trump congratulated President Buhari on the return of our 24 Chibok girls, we see an offer of a handshake by the US government to partner with Nigeria in not only rescuing the remaining 195, but all others in captivity and a final routing of Boko Haram, and return of normality to the Northeast.
“It also shows the importance the world accords the return of our girls, and should be prioritized.
“Tuesday, February 14 marked the 1037 days of abduction of the Chibok girls and 622 days under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as well as day 1022 of consistent BringBackOurGirls advocacy.
“The promise by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to secure the release of another 83 Chibok girls has taken longer time than necessary.
“In response to our repeated enquiries, the minister said that negotiations are still on to secure the release of our 83 more Chibok girls we were promised will return ‘soon’.
“Our question is ‘how soon is “soon”?’