Kogi #IAMCHIBOK urges FG to reconstruct terror-devastated North East

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Kogi chapter of IAMCHIBOK Coalition has called on the Federal Government to put in place a comprehensive action plan for the reconstruction of North East Nigeria devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency.

The Coalition, led by the chairman of Kogi Non-Governmental Organisations Network (KONGONET), Mr Victor Adejoh made the call at a Candle light procession in Lokoja on Wednesday night to mark one year anniversary of the abduction.

Adejoh said the call had become necessary in view of the urgent need to address the short and long term implications of the crisis and to facilitate rescue of the girls and other abducted persons and reintegration of families.

He called for the implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC), the Paris Summit and other regional summits on the on the crisis.

The KONGONET chairman also commended the establishment of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and recommended the establishment of a Special Mission for the Search and Rescue of Abducted Persons.

Adejoh who is also the Programme Manager of ActionAid Nigeria in the state called on government to urgently address the long-term implications of the crisis on girl-child education as he advocated the rehabilitation and re-integration of child soldiers.

He noted that 219 of the 276 girls abducted on April 14, 2014, were still missing and urged government to urgently address the likely long-term implications of the crisis especially on girl-child education.

The coalition demanded among others, rescue of the girls, rehabilitation and reintegration of victims, restoration of communities, justice and transparency and prevention of possible recurrence by putting in place early warning and response mechanism.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that prayers were offered by participants drawn from CSOs and NGOs operating in the state for the Chibok girls, their families and the nation.

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