Women in Borno have expressed their eagerness to embark on a trip to Sambisa forest, a Boko Haram stronghold, in search of over 200 schoolgirls abducted last week by suspected insurgents.
The women, who represented various women rights organisations and came under the coalition, BAOBAB for Women’s Rights, Borno State outreach, told journalists in Maiduguri, yesterday that they are worried as each day passes without the release of the schoolgirls from the abductors den.
“We are ready to go into the bush if we get somebody to lead us. We can will like to go there to appeal to the Boko Haram men to free our daughters,” Prof. Hauwa Abdu Biu, who led the women disclosed during a press briefing in Maiduguri.
Dressed in black attire and punctuating their briefing with tears, Biu said the women are only waiting for the military to lead them to the insurgents camp on mission to appeal to the abductors of the teenagers to consider their plight as mothers, adding that thousands of women are ready to volunteer for the dangerous trip to Sambisa forest.
The women condemned the abduction of the students at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok penultimate Monday, describing the action as inhuman and capable of undermining efforts of the state government to improve girl child education in the state.