The European Parliament is ready to help the Nigerian government in its effort to rescue the abducted 219 Chibok girls and curbing the insurgency of the Northeast. This was disclosed by some delegates from the parliament who joined the #BringBackOurGirls group sit-out at the Unity Fountain, Abuja yesterday.
Speaking during an interview, Fabio Massimo Castaldo stated that the visit of the delegates was to show support to the group in its advocacy for the rescue the abducted girls adding that the European parliament was very committed to bring hope for the people of the Northeast who had been affected by the insurgency.
“Every type of action that must bring to light the problem of the Chibok girls and the Northeast is useful. We will be revisng a resolution in April in the parliament on the Boko Haram problem of the Northeast and on the elections. We know that the real problem is poverty. When you have no hope, no possibility to find a job, no possibitlity to feed your children, you have nothing to lose, anybody that will promise you a kind of revenge will be listened to. If we give the Northeast light at the end of the tunnel, we will be able to prevent terrorism. That is our commitment and we hope to cooperate with any government that comes in so as to discuss the issue of equitable development and to give our perpective to the Nigerian people,” he said.
Massimo who stated that they were also in the country to monitor the election, applauded the patience of Nigerians as they waited for hours on Saturday to cast their votes during the election.