BBOG to sue Nigeria government over 110 abducted Dapchi girls

FILE PHOTO: BBOG campaigner, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili and Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed arrived at Yola to embark a two-day search for missing Chibok girls

A Nigerian group that sparked a global campaign for the safe return of schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 said on Tuesday it would sue the government if it failed to provide answers over a similar mass abduction last month.

Islamist militant group Boko Haram took 110 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Dapchi on February 19 and, under a previous administration, it kidnapped 276 girls from the town of Chibok in 2014.

“The magnitude of incompetence and carelessness of our government enabled the repeat of the worst abduction tragedy,” said campaign group Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG).

The campaign group was formed in the wake of the Chibok abduction and it submitted questions about the Dapchi kidnapping to President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.