Ndume lauds FG, ICRC on Boko Haram’s release of lecturers, others

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The Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District, Senator Ali Ndume, has commended the federal government and the International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC) for the release of the three remaining lecturers of the University of Maiduguri and 10 Police women abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents last year.
The victims were released after negotiations between the government and the terrorist group with the involvement of the ICRC, according to the which announced their release on Saturday.
The victims, who were abducted July 2017 and included police personnel who are indigenes of Askira Uba Local Government Area in the southern part of Borno State, are Senator Ndume’s constituents.
In a statement issued over the weekend by Senator Ali Ndume, noted that the release of the 13 abductees has rekindled his people’s hope on the rescue of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and other persons in Boko Haram captivity.
“It is with great delight that I receive the gladdening news about the release of the ten abducted women as well as the three geological scientists from the University of Maiduguri, who were abducted by Boko Haram in July last year.
“This news has not only gladdened our hearts but has also renewed our hope that other abducted persons, including the remaining Chibok schoolgirls who are still in captivity would, in due course, regain their freedom by the grace of God.
“I, on behalf of the good people of southern Borno senatorial district and indeed the government and people of Borno state in general, commend all the actors that partook in the latest negotiated release of our women and lecturers”, Ndume added.


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