President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, on Thursday called on Boko Haram captives who have managed to escape from the sect to come out of the forest and return to their communities.
Mrs. Buhari’s appeal followed the rescue of Amina Nkeki, one of over 250 Chibok schoolgirls, taken captive by Boko Haram in 2014.
In a statement signed by her media aide, Zakari Yau, Mrs. Buhari said, “I am appealing to all of you there to show up because we love you”.
Mr. Buhari received Ms. Nkeki at the presidential villa on Thursday with her four-month-old baby.
Mrs. Buhari said Miss Nkeki’s rescue reinforced her hope that the government’s effort towards rescuing the captives will be successful.
“The freedom of Amina further reinforced our hope and conviction that God will make the effort of Mr President a success in the complete recovery of the abductees,” Mrs. Buhari said.
Mrs. Buhari advised Ms. Nkeki to be strong and prayerful while her parents and Nigerians commit the entire situation in the hands of God for his intervention and ultimate solution, the statement said.