A mother of one of the abducted Chibok girls, Esther Yakubu, has described the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as “more clueless than Jonathan’s government.”
Esther made the remark after sighting her daughter in the new video released by the Boko Haram insurgents demanding swap of their detained members with the Chibock girls.
The emotionally laden mother said, “The Chibok girls must be rescued, they must have their lives, the future that Boko Haram tries to truncate,” adding that Buhari’s administration was “more clueless than Jonathan’s.”
Boko Haram had in its new video use the girls who were abducted in 2014 from their dormitory in Chibok, Borno State as bait for the release of its members held in prisons across the country.
Speaking further, Esther said though she wanted the best educationally for her daughter, but regretted putting her in boarding school.
“I wanted her to have the best of education, I planned to sponsor her education to whatever level she wanted, but she could not sit for her final examinations because she was abducted.
“Boko Haram in the video asked the government to release their members so that they could release our girls. If the government knows that it cannot handle the insurgency, it should invite other countries. It is not a crime to seek assistance in a war. It is a shame for them to allow our daughters to languish in captivity for over two years. “I don’t regret sending her to school, but I regret putting her in boarding school. If she was a day student, she would be home with me that night. The abduction affected her because she was in boarding school,” she said