Wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has appealed to perpetrators of abductions and various harmful practices against women and girls to stop such unwholesome activities.
According to a statement by her director of information, Suleiman Haruna, she made the comment yesterday during an event to mark the 2018 International Women’s Day at the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Abuja. Mrs Buhari observed that, for Nigeria, the day must be marked with a difference considering the sad incidence of the abduction of girls, especially the case of Chibok and Dapchi, which must take the national spotlight.
“As a mother, I share the sorrow and agony of the parents at this time. It is my sincere hope that efforts by government will soon lead to their release.” She said. She introduced a local theme tagged “Leave our daughters alone” which, she said, is a strong call for the end of abductions, urging the media to own the campaign and spread the message.
She also encouraged wives of the governors to propagate the campaign in their various states, stating that the message must echo throughout Nigeria. “Leave our daughters alone, leave our daughters alone, leave our daughters alone,” she told the abductors.