President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday [Jun 12], met with two women from Chibok, Borno State, whose daughters are among those still being held in captivity by Boko Haram terrorists. It was all tears as they emerged from the meeting in his office at Defence House, Abuja, led by the wife of the president, Hajia Aisha Buhari and wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Mrs. Osinbajo said the president’s meeting with the mothers of the abducted girls was full of emotions as most people present betrayed emotions. Osinbajo revealed that the wife of the president had wanted to visit the town but had been unable to do so.
“Hajia Aisha Buhari had, for many months, wanted to visit Chibok. She also wanted to meet with the mothers. Today, we had an opportunity for them to meet face to face. “We had two of the mothers who still have their daughters missing after a year. “Hajia, being a mother, met with them, held them and they cried, everybody cried. What only a mother will do is to say wait, I want you to see your father and see what your father will do”. “We were all extremely overwhelmed that at this time when the President is so busy, he had time to meet with the women from Chibok”.
“He spoke to them in English and Hausa. He explained to them how he keeps telling everybody to put themselves in their place. So, today, we have had the opportunity for the President and Hajia to show that they are our father and mother. For that, we are glad.”