​Marks urges federal gov​t to intensify efforts to rescue the Chibok girls

Senator David Mark

The Nigerian ​S​enate has urged the federal government to intensify efforts in rescuing ​more than 200 school girls abducted by Boko Haram more than nine months ago.

This was stated by the Senate President, David Mark, while reading his welcome address at the plenary meeting on Tuesday.

Mr. Mark urged Nigerian citizens to get involved in ending the spate of violence and insecurity irrespective of political affiliation. He said the insecurity issues must be put to a stop as soon as possible.

“The tendency is to blame government for this present state of affairs,” Mr. Mark said.

“Every Nigerian, irrespective of partisanship, must demonstrate patriotism to our country. We must support our armed forces and other security operatives to stop this evil. Insecurity plagues all of us and must be tackled holistically. The armed forces and government must intensify efforts to rescue our young innocent Chibok girls
​​”​ he said.​

Ayogu Eze, representing Enugu North senatorial, said the ​S​enate had been on harping on the issue of the Boko Haram insurgency even before the state of emergency in the North East.

He also made reference to the recent developments in Baga, Borno State where an attack on the town by Boko Haram led to the loss of ​hundreds of lives.

Mr.​ Eze said Nigerians must unite and work together to fight against the current insurgency situation.

“If all of us rise as one people, we will defeat them” he said.

It has been nine months since over 200 girls were abducted from their hostels at Government day Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents. A few of the students have since escaped but a majority remain in captivity.


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  • Kitunde

    Can you believe these politicians? How long have these poor girls gone? He just woke up now?
    Shameless evil people….

  • Olu Ade

    Another election gimmick…Mark just waking up from his slumber!

  • bib

    He does not know that the govt has to lead for the people to follow. He has his mega package of orish rish earnings he does not know that President ought to have created a Situation Room on BH war since for him to monitor its progress daily. He as an ex soldier does not advice CDS that a war cannot be won by the side that is always on the defensive! But does he care really? Just like his Oga he doesn’t give a damn. They have a whole army protecting them and their families. Let Nigeria’s be dying in droves.

  • George

    Am shocked that salvation by trusting in Jesus christ as son of God that takes away the sin of the world is not listed—-John 3 verse 16

  • kola

    Why constant prayer may be futile and unnecessary is,God is sometimes forgetful. Genesis 8 vs 1 says God remembered Noah. That means God had forgotten Noah in the Ark regardless of whether Noah had prayed or not. Also,1st samuel 1 verse 19 says Hannah had sex with her husband,and God remembered her(though paraphrased). It simply implies that her yearly appearance in shiloh and sacrifice didn’t get God’s attention because God is forgetful,and had forgotten Hannah. However,when the forgetful God remembered Hannah had no children yet,he smiled on her with or without prayers and sacrifice.

  • Hannah,wife of Elkanah

    And God shut the womb of Hannah. 1st samuel 1 verses 5 and 6. Has God shut your womb,business,schooling,factory,company et al? Why blame it on the innocent devil? You pray and fast and cast out demons and devil where they don’t exist,and are not responsible for the woes. You dance and offer tithes and offering in church in the hope that the situation will change,but things remain tight for you. Solution is,wait until God remembers you.

  • Ichoku Konyesilifu Efoagui

    The reason why those who believe that the Bible is the word of God must feel outraged is that Femi Aribisala is questioning the Gospel according to Saint Paul. By doing so Femi Aribisala is disputing the Bible. It is as plain as that. There would not have been anything wrong about that if Femi Aribisala does not profess to be a Christian. But Femi Aribisala professes to be a Christian. He cannot be criticizing the Bible! He cannot be rationalizing, approbating and reprobating the Bible. He cannot add or remove from the bible. If the Bible is Femi Aribisala’s reference book, and he believes in it, Femi Aribisala cannot use one part of the same Bible to discredit another. But then, that is the problem with so called Christians. Their reasonings are always inconsistent and they hold on stubbornly and combatively to obviously illogical and irreconcilable contradictions. If you point that out to them, they threaten you will hell or holy ghost fire.