Emotions ran high at the Defence House on Friday evening as President Muhammadu Buhari, his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, met with two women whose daughters are among the over 200 missing Chibok girls.
The Vice President’s wife led the two women to a meeting with Hajia Buhari and her husband. After the meeting, the two women broke down in tears while Mrs Buhari held them tightly.
The Vice President’s wife (Dolapo Osinbajo), while telling State House correspondents what transpired during the meeting, said that she was extremely overwhelmed that at this time when President Buhari is so busy, he had time to meet with the women from Chibok.
Remember, President Buhari had promised during his inaugural speech that his government would do all it can to rescue the missing Chibok girls alive. While announcing the relocation of the military command centre to Maiduguri the Borno State capital, to facilitate better coordination of the fight against the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Buhari said, “We cannot claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage by insurgents.”
However, Nigerians have expressed hope that the President’s pro-activeness would yield more positive results in the coming weeks.