Presidential Committee On The Rescue Of The Abducted Female Students At Government Secondary School – Chibok

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2nd May, 2014


​As part of efforts to ensure successful rescue of the abducted female students of Government Secondary SchoolCHIBOK, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, has approved the constitution of a Presidential Committee on the rescue efforts for the missing female students.  The Committees whose work shall be largely fact findings is charged with the following terms of reference:

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​To liaise with the Borno State Government and establish the​circumstances leading to the School remaining open for boarding ​students when other schools were closed;
​To liaise with relevant authorities and the parents of the missing girls to ​establish the actual number and identities ofthe girls abducted;

​To interface with the Security Services and Borno State Government ​to ascertain how many of the missing girls have returned;

​To mobilise the surrounding communities and the general public on ​citizen support for a rescue strategy and operation;
​To articulate a framework for a multi-stakeholder action for the rescue ​of the missing girls;
​To advise Government on any matter incidental to the terms of ​reference.

2.​The Committee is composed as follows:

(i)​Brig. General Ibrahim A. Sabo(Rtd.)​​​​-​Chairman

(ii)​Barrister Femi Falana, SAN​​​​​​-​Member

(iii)​Hajia HawaIbrahim​​​​​​​-​Member

(iv)​Hajia FatimaKwaku​​​​​​​-​Member

(v)​2 representatives of National Council of Women

​Societies (NCWS)  ​​​​​​​-​Member​​​​​​​​

(vi)​2 representatives of the All ​        one whom shall be a female​

​Nigeria Conference of

​Principals of Secondary

​Schools (ANCOPSS)    ​​​​​​-​Member

(vii)​2 representatives of the National ​​​“​​-​Member

​Parents Teachers Association​       ​​​

(viii)​2 representatives of the Nigeria Police ​​“​​-​Member​​​

(ix)​2 representatives of the State Security


(x)​2 representatives of the Nigerian Army​​“​​-​Member

(xi)​2 representatives of the Nigeria Union

​of Journalists (NUJ) ​​​​​“​​-​Member

(xii)​1 Representative of the Federal Ministry of ​​

​Information (who shall be the Committees’

​Spokesperson)​​        ​​​​​-​Member

(xiii)​1 Representative of the Federal Ministry of Justice​​-​Member

(xiv)​3 Representatives of Borno State Government

​(two of whom, preferably, shall be women)​​​​-​Member

(xv)​1 Representative of the United Nations​​​​-​Member

(xvi)​1 Representative of ECOWAS (who shall be awoman)​​-​Member

(xvii)​Permanent Secretary (Special Services Office)OSGF​​-​Secretary

4.​The Committee will be inaugurated at the State House, Abuja on Tuesday, 6th May, 2014 by 12 noon.

​​​​​​       SIGNED

​​​​​       Anyim Pius Anyim, GCON

​​​​Secretary to the Government of the Federation.


  1. Why do we need a committee for such an issue. This is a waste of precious time. As commander in chief, the president may want to consider giving the army a charge to rescue these our daughters within a specific time and also have them use every means necessary for the operation.

    The noble citizens of the committee are not going to use every means necessary so why waste time on people who would meet in a nice air conditioned hotel to discuss a “blue print” and at the end will call on the armed forces to go and rescue the young girls?


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