…..say remembrance now mere ritual
From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri.
Families and relations of the school girls abducted by Boko Haran at a Chibok secondary school 10 years ago have berated Federal Government for alleged silence on the fate of the remaining abductees still in the terrorists’ captivity. 
A former spokesman for the Chibok community and relation to some of the abducted girls, Dr Allen Manasseh told The Sun the kidnap saga of 14th April, 2014 appears to have been pushed aside and left for the parents and families to bear their pains for life.
“It is a shame that 10 years after the sad abduction of our girls, government cannot give any update to the parents,” Manasseh told The Sun.
On 14th April, 2014, a group of Boko Haram terrorists invaded the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, southern Borno and abducted 276 teenage girls from their dormitory.
The incident, the first mass abduction in Nigeria, drew national and international outrage including condemnation from the then US first lady, Mrs Michelle Obama, leading to the formation of a strong  campaign to #BringBackOurGirls# to secure the release of the students ages between 14 and 19 years.
Over 100 girls have either escaped from Boko or freed by the military since the incident occurred.
However, Manasseh said the war against terrorists who kidnapped the schoolgirls has protracted for years without an end.
He said the Chibol girls abduction appeared to have emboldened terrorists and armed group in the country to embark on more abduction especially of students.
“There is no placement  in Nigeria that is not affected by terrorism now since the abduction of our schoolgirls,” he said.
Maina Chibok, uncle to one of the girls still in captivity, said each April 14 usually bring sad memories of the incident to the parents and community.
He urged government to reopen the Chibok abduction issue to rekindle hope of the traumatized parents.
Some parents of the abducted girls reportedly observe special prayers in their churches today at Chibok for the release of their daughters.