Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari has expressed concern over the continuous abductions of women and girls by alleged bandits and insurgents, especially in the northern part of Nigeria.
Aisha Buhari in a statement on the occasion of the International Women’s Day posted on her official Twitter handle @aishambuhari, said thus: “As a mother, I share the sorrow and agony of the victims and families”.
She added; “I am also not unaware of the impact that these abductions could have in reverting many successes we have hitherto achieved, especially in terms of girl-child education and early marriages.”
The First Lady similarly called on all stakeholders to mount their respective pressures on the authorities and the bandits in order to bring to an end the mass abductions of women and girls.
The First Lady while appreciating the role of women and girls in the fight against COVID-19, said the pandemic has had a huge impact on women, disrupted education, careers and proliferation of domestic violence.
Aisha Buhari called on all to go beyond spreading the message of COIVD-19 protocol, stressing that ” they should remember and support those negatively affected by the pandemic.”