The Chairman of missing Chibok Girls parents association, Mr. Yakubu Nkeki, has disclosed that 19 out of more than 200 missing Chibok girls are dead.
Mr. Nkeki whose daughter, Maimuna, is one of the abducted girls, made the disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday while sharing his view on the security situation in northeast during Mrs. Aisha Buhari’s presentation of N30m cheque to parents of the missing Chibok girls.
“Now, we can sleep in our houses peacefully after return home without any attack by the insurgency in the Chibok area. This is a clear indication that insurgency will soon come to an end,’’ he said.
Speaking earlier at the presentation ceremony, Mrs. Buhari said that her gesture was in fulfillment of her promise that the proceed of the public presentation of her book entitled, “The Essentials of Beauty Therapy” would be donated to missing Chibok girls’ parents, and that of 59 boy students of Federal Government college, Buni Yadi, Yobe state, that were killed in February 2014 by the Boko Haram insurgency.
“The day, I launched my book I promised that the proceed would be used for empowering of the parents of missing Chibok girls and murder Buni Yadi boys.
“And I am here today to present a cheque of N30 million to empower the parents of missing chibok girls and also a cheque of N25 million to empower the parents of murder Bunu yadi boys,’’ she said.
The first lady added that a fraction of the proceed would be used to develop nutrition action plan to reduce the magnitude of malnutrition in the country.