Leave Our Daughters Alone, Aisha Buhari Tells Boko Haram


The wife of Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, yesterday while delivering a speech she titled: “Leave Our Daughters Alone’’, in Abuja to mark the 2018 International Women`s Day; said she shared in the sorrow and agony of the families of abducted Chibok and Dapchi school girls.

”As a mother, I share (in) the sorrow and agony which the parents are going through up to this moment.

“I am aware of the efforts being made for the release of the remaining Chibok girls as well as the recently (abducted) Dapchi girls.

“It is my sincere hope that the efforts will yield positive results.”

The wife of the President said that the abductions had further exposed the long-standing evil perpetrated against women in the society.

She called on stakeholders, especially the media, to stand against the “disturbing issue’’.

”It is a disturbing issue for which we must put heads together, pray, speak out, show concern and ensure that the situation comes an end.’’

Mrs. Buhari also called on Nigerians, especially the media, to join the campaign against all forms of abduction and maltreatment of the Nigerian woman.

Mrs Buhari said it was unfortunate that celebration of the 2018 International Women’s Day came with pains and agony following the abduction of the Dapchi schoolgirls.

She also expressed concern over the use of young girls by insurgents to carry out suicide bombing.


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