House of Representatives Urges the immediate release of 300 Kidnapped Women in Borno

The House of Representatives has issued a fervent call to security agencies to swiftly secure the release of approximately three hundred women who were abducted in Borno State, Northern Nigeria while gathering firewood in the wilderness. This plea came following a motion presented by Zainab Gimba from Borno state during a plenary session.

Gimba underscored the urgency of the situation, highlighting that this abduction marks the second largest in scale after the infamous Chibok Girls kidnapping perpetrated by Boko Haram in April 2014. She emphasized the plight of these women, who ventured into the forest in search of livelihood opportunities.

Deputy Speaker Benjamin Kalu, presiding over the session, expressed profound sadness over the incident and echoed the call for immediate action by security agencies to secure the freedom of the abducted women. In anticipation of International Women’s Day, he emphasized the importance of prioritizing the protection and liberation of these women as an essential aspect of the day’s commemoration.

The motion has been forwarded to the Committee on Defence and NEMA for further legislative deliberation and action.

Quest: Cris-Edesiri Odjomah

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