Chibok Girls: Rival group emerges, blasts BBOG, Ezekwesili
A rival group to the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group has emerged.
Under the name ‘WithBuhariWeStand’, the group led by Comrade Idris King, marched to the Army Headquarters, Abuja on Tuesday.
King said: “What they – BBOG came out initially to do was good but by the manner in which they are going about it now, they are distracting the government and the Army.
“What they are doing is simple and is what I call Socio-advocacy terrorism”.
Denying that his group was being sponsored, King explained that he and like minds decided to visit and congratulate the military, particularly the Army, for successes achieved in the fight against the Boko Haram sect.
“We want to salute the doggedness of the Nigerian Armed Forces, especially the Nigerian Army,” he said.
King also sympathized with families of soldiers who had died in the course of the war.
Maj.-Gen. Chris Jemitola, who addressed the group on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, thanked the group for identifying with the army.
“It is quite painful that when you are doing so much and some people are out to point out fault,” Jemitola said.
The Chief of Policy and Plans, Nigerian Army, further urged the group to continue to enlighten Nigerians about efforts of the military.
The group carried placards with words like; “BBOG give some credit to Government and Nigerian Army for the achievement recorded in the fight against Boko Haram”; “Oby Ezekwelisi, stop politicising the rescue of Chibok Girls”; “No more business; BBOG bizness is over”.