Borno Govt To Use N153m To Rehabilitate 53 Escaped Chibok Girls

BORNO State governor, Kashim Shettima, has said N150 million have been set aside for the rehabilitation of the 53 abducted schoolgirls, who escaped the Boko Haram terrorists, who abducted them on April 14 in Chibok.

He said the Boko Haram terrorists, who were claiming to be fighting the cause of Allah, had neglected the dotcrines of the Holy book, as according to him, “they have in some cases, tried to change the ordained translation of verses of the Holy Quran. 

“To every Muslim, a verse of the Holy Quran clearly said that there was no compulsion in religion, but to these men of violence, there was compulsion, not only in religion, but even in Islamic ideologies. To these men, any human, who did not share their ideologies deserved to be brutally killed. 

“A Muslim that is of not of the Boko Haram sect is condemned to death and so is a Christian. To them, the human race should go into extinction for their doctrine to thrive. Borno has seen evil times. Our people have suffered.”

Shettima, who disclosed this while addressing the presidential fact-finding committee in Cibok said: “The Borno State government has set aside the sum of N150 million to fund a rehabilitation programme of the 53 girls and to support parents in Chibok, whose sources of livelihood have been truncated by the trauma, leaving them with little or nothing to feed on, while we continue to work immeasurably towards the release of the girls being held.”

He said the Chibok incident had exposed the weaknesses of our leaders, who had shifted their attention from finding solution to the unfortunate incident to engaging in passing the bulk.

The governor said: “The state government is already in touch with key international organisations and a plan of action has already been proposed by the Ministry of Health in the State on issues relating to the health and well-being of the 53 girls, as well as their colleagues soon as they are freed insha Allah. 

 “We are very optimistic that they will be freed. We have a committee headed by the state’s commissioner for health, a female medical doctor, with speciality in reproductive health. She has experience in female advocacy with international contacts on the issue before us.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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