Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President of Nigeria, has met with about 30 parents of the abducted schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The meeting took place at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
The Punch reports that the parents had pleaded with Obasanjo to use his influence to ensure their daughters gain their freedom. They said the plea was necessary since the Dapchi girls were rescued last Wednesday.
The meeting which was facilitated by the Murtala Muhammed Foundation, MMF, was part of efforts to reassure and counsel the families on the development. The leader of delegation and Head of Operations of the Foundation, Funmi Adesanya told newsmen that invitation was at the instance of the former president, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Murtala Muhammed Foundation.
On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram terrorists stormed the school and whisked away 276 pupils. The sect released 82 of the girls in May 2016, following a prisoner-swap deal with the federal government. Five months later, 21 girls were also freed.