President Muhammadu Buhari, his wife, Aisha and the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osibanjo met with two mothers whose daughters are among the over 200 yet to be found missing Chibok school girls on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Defence House Abuja.
Despite major victories by the Nigerian Army at curbing Boko haram, reclaiming insurgent towns and rescuing many women and children from the dreaded Sambisa forest, the Chibok girls are still missing and yet to be found.
The series of meeting kicked off with Mrs. Osibanjo led the women to meet with the First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari who in turn led them to the meeting with President Buhari.
Speaking to State House correspondents, Mrs. Osibanjo revealed what had transpired during the meetings.
She said, “Hajia Aisha Buhari had, for many months, wanted to visit Chibok. She also wanted to meet with the mothers.
“Today, we had an opportunity for them to meet face-to-face. We had two of the mothers who still have their daughters missing after a year.
“Hajia, being a mother, met with them, held them and they cried, everybody cried. What only a mother will do is to say ‘wait, I want you to see your father and see what your father will do.’
“We were all extremely overwhelmed that at this time when the President is so busy, he had time to meet with the women from Chibok.
“He spoke to them in English and Hausa. He explained to them how he keeps telling everybody to put themselves in their place.
“So, today, we have had the opportunity for the President and Hajia to show that they are our father and mother, for that we are glad.”