Rescued Chibok Girl: JTF Makes Shocking Demand
The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) has asked the Nigerian Police Force to give them the N50 million reward it promised in 2014 following the rescue of Amina Ali, one of the girls abducted by Boko Haram.
The CJTF made reference to promise made by the police in 2014 when it promised that information leading to the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls will be rewarded with N50 million, Daily Trust reports.
Barrister Jibrin Gunda who is the legal adviser of the CJTF said this was the time for the police to fulfill its pledge.
“We feel we should remind the police that the promise is sacred. There is no denying the fact that it is our gallant operatives, the youth vigilantes, who rescued Amina Ali from the hands of the Boko Haram.
“This feat is worth celebrating because the whole world, including the USA, Britain, France and other allies worked closely with the Nigerian security forces in order to locate the missing girls but to no avail. However, our boys, with just sticks and bows and arrows traced one of them.
“We are, therefore appealing to the Nigeria Police to fulfill its promise and release the N50 million.”
“Between 2013 and now, we have lost over 600 of our members to the Boko Haram. They died while confronting the miscreants.
“Many of those that died have wives, children and parents. They need to be supported,” he said.
He also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the CJTF in the federal government’s youth empowerment initiatives.
“I’m of the opinion that without the sacrifice and dedication of our youths, the fight against the Boko Haram would have been something else. It’s our youth that know the train and because of the fact that they were born and brought up around Borno, they easily identify Boko Haram insurgents.
“Similarly, in the course of the fight, they work closely with the Nigerian security forces. However, when it comes to sharing credits for bravery, our boys are more often forgotten.”