Your Excellency, with great respect and loyalty to your office (as the
Executive Governor of Borno state which hosts the Sambisa Forest and
also, the Chibok village from where over 200 students were abducted
over 110 days ago), the National Association of Nigerian Students
(NANS) Zone B hereby calls on you alongside the Vice-President of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Namadi Sambo and the Northern
opinion leaders, Northern Elders Forum (NEF) especially Professor Ango
Abdullahi, having noticed with heavy heart the delay in the rescue of
sisters, to lead the rescue team to the Sambisa Forest and secure the
release of our fellow students.
Sir, do not feel that our call is an abuse to your personality or your
office, it is just a demand that might solve the immediate challenge
faced by the nation-at-large in rescuing our fellow students.
order to assure you that the efforts from you and other aforementioned
dignitaries is essential, let’s ride through the roller-coaster of
history which I’m sure would convince you that your effort in leading
the rescue team to secure the release of our fellow students is of
immediate and paramount importance:
Sir, some few years ago when over 3O Philippines were abducted by the
then Niger-Delta Militants, it was recorded that the Executive
Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and
other opinion leaders in Niger-Delta, including the leader of the
South-South people, Pa E.K. Clark were all in the creek for days to
secure the release of the abducted foreigners which was successful.
Your Excellency Sir, it should also be noted that during the peak of
the Niger-Delta Militancy, when the country was crippled economically,
it was President Goodluck Jonathan, the then Vice President of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria that led the team to Niger-Delta Creek for
successful disarment of the Niger-Delta Militants
On this note, the National Association of Nigerian Students call on
you sir and other opinion leaders as stated
earlier to lead the rescue team to Sambisa Forest to bring our sisters
Sir, you recently acknowledged unequivocally that you know where these
girl are. With this claim and also a knowledge of the terrain and way
of life of the people in the terrain, we urge you to take immediate
step alongside those recommended for you to rescue the girls and also
put an end to the high level of insurgency in the nation-at-large as
this would indicate your faithfulness to the lines of the oath of
office you took wherein you promised to always serve in the interest
of the sovereignty, integrity, well-being and prosperity of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Thank You Sir.
Comr. Pedro Chibuzo Obi,
Public Relations Officer
NANS Zone B.
Writes from Federal College of Education, Obudu, Cross River State.