Speed up measures to release abducted girls, says Nigerian bishops

Speed up measures to release abducted girls, says Nigerian bishops

20160415T1032-2754-CNS-NIGERIA-ABDUCTED-STUDENTS_800-800x500Two Nigerian bishops urged government to fasten its efforts to free 219 school girls who were abducted by terrorists two years ago.

Bishops Matthew Audu of Lafia and George Dodo of Zaria insisted the government officials to boost intelligence gathering efforts and muster the political will to find the girls, who were abducted from their dormitories by Boko Haram forces during a midnight raid at school in Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria on April 14, 2014.

The Bishops told that it would be difficult to get back all the abducted girls, as the media had already reported that some had been killed or sold off to be married by the terrorists. They asked the country to pray for the abductors so that they could change their hearts and would release the captured students.

Bishops Matthew Audu, whose diocese is in central Nigeria said, “world leaders must find ways to block the sources of funding of the insurgents and those supplying them those arms and ammunition which they use to attack legitimate governments and innocent people.”