#BringBackOurGirls Statement: Dorcas Yakubu marks 20th birthday in captivity

8 June 2018

Dorcas Yakubu, one among our missing #ChibokGirls abducted in the school Government Secondary School, Chibok then at age 15, turns 20 today.

One hundred and seven of our 219 missing #ChibokGirls are back, 112 remain missing today for 1516 days.

Dorcas Yakubu it may be recalled appeared in the ‘plea-for-rescue’ video released by the terrorists in August 2016 wherein she sent a message to her mother. Today her mother marks her first daughter growing from a girl to a woman still in the hands of terrorists.

It is sad and undeserving for our #ChibokGirls to have been in captivity so long, but it is even worse the treatment the silence their families suffer in, and abandoned to their fate.

Today, being Day 1501 of our #BringBackOurGirls advocacy our movement held her daily sit-out in the form of a solidarity visit at the home of Mr Yakubu Kabu and Mrs Esther Yakubu, Dorcas Yakubu’s family to mark this important milestone in their family life.

More than any other day we want to reassure Dorcas today, that she will never be forgotten. She will never be abandoned. We shall give no rest to President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government until they bring her, her still missing 111 classmates, and Leah Sharibu of Dapchi, back to their families.

We urge all well-wishers to join us to continue asserting pressure on the federal government to rescue all our girls and other abducted citizens.

Thank you.

Sesugh Akume
#BringBackOurGirls Spokesperson

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