Chairman of the Chibok Community in Borno state, Hosea Tsambido has said he and other members of the Chibok community regret giving out their votes during the 2015 general election.
Members of the Chibok community and the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, have said that they regret voting for President Muhammadu Buhari due to his failure to rescue the over 200 girls who were abducted from the community in April 2014.
They made the comments during a protest in Abuja on Monday, August 22, 2016.
“They tell us that our girls seen in the latest video was merely an arrangement. No one has spoken to the family of any of the Chibok girls since the last video was released, by the terrorists. We regret our votes. We regret it,” Chairman of the Chibok Community, Hosea Tsambido said according to Leadership.
Tsambido was referring to the latest video released by Boko Haram showing about 50 of the girls with a terrorist on August 14.
“We were promised that the president would visit Sambisa, after becoming president. We were also told that within two weeks our girls would be rescued. But over one year now, there is no tangible statement about our girls. The presidency has stated instead that it is confused,” he added.Members of the group marched to the Presidential Villa to register their anger at the girls’ continued captivity but they were prevented from entering the premises.
Boko Haram is demanding the release of its detained members in exchange for the girls.