The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has commended the #BringBackOurGirls movement over the rescue of Amina Ali, one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
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In a statement released on Friday, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has commended the #BringBackOurGirls group over the rescue of Amina Ali, one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, adding that the group's vigorous campaign drew the attention of the world to the plight of the girls.
The NUJ also commended the military, but advised that more efforts be channeled in rescuing the remaining girls in captivity.
"The Nigeria Union of Journalists welcomes with some relief, the rescue of one of the 219 school girls abducted over two years ago in Chibok, by Boko Haram.
"Amina Ali was rescued by members of the Chibok Vigilante Group on Tuesday night in Bale Village on the edge of Sambisa Forest Regrettably, Amina who was taken away at the age of 17, is said to have been married off and is now a nursing mother, with a baby of 4 months.
"In her testimony to members of the Chibok Community, Amina claimed that six of her school mates have died while in captivity while the rest were still being held by Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa Forest. It is a soothing relief to have Amina back because the development gives hope that the remaining abductees may in no distant future regain their freedom.
"The NUJ gives credit and salutes the organisers of #Bring Back our Girls campaign whose tenacity and mobilization brought international attention to the plight of the abducted girls and the aggrieved Chibok Community. Their relentless campaign is unparalleled and we commend them for every success recorded on the Chibok Girls.
"We also commend the Nigerian Military for their efforts so far in trying to bring back these girls, and urge for a more earnest and conscientious action in this regard.
"It is pertinent to reiterate that educated girls play very important roles in the development of their country. They can easily brighten the future of their country by good upbringing of their children, and it is in the light of above that NUJ calls for more concerted efforts at having the remaining girls back home safety," the statement read.
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