October 13, 2016
Contact: Omolola Adele-Oso
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOKO HARAM RELEASE OF 21 CHIBOK YOUNG WOMEN
WASHINGTON, D.C – Act4Accountability (ACT4) is thrilled about the news on Day 913 since the abductions, and we commend all parties involved in the negotiations that have led to the liberation of the young women. We look forward to a confirmed list of names and the verification of their identities.
We welcome the transfer of the young women’s debrief, care, and re-integration to the Office of the Vice President as a positive sign than the previous handling of Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki. This process should include the expertise of medical professionals and local NGO’s trained to provide post psycho-trauma services for the young women and their families.
“The coordination of the release is a big step in the Nigerian Government’s communication with the insurgency group, Boko Haram. We encourage them to build on this momentum and facilitate the release of all persons still being held captive.”, said Omolola Adele-Oso, Act4Accountability’s Executive Director.
Finally, ACT4 urges the Nigerian government to promote better communication and transparency with the families, members of the #BringBackOurGirls community, and other Nigeria allies regarding ongoing rescue missions.
About Act4Accountability (ACT4): We are building a culture of accountability among Africans and the diaspora through civic engagement. ACT4 accomplishes this goal by educating the public, designing tools for organizing, and leveraging technology. We are changing the norms of social justice work by leading our own initiatives and telling our own stories. At our core, we believe that accountability is essential to any sustainable community and that every authority is accountable when a diaspora raises its voice. Visit our www.act4accountability.com for more information.