The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain
Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare has told
President Muhammadu Buhari to order
security agencies to locate and rescue the
Chibok girls at all costs.
He stated this during the thanksgiving service
of the church on the first Sunday of 2016 in
Lagos, western Nigeria.
He said it was alright that the President told the
nation the truth about not knowing the
whereabouts of the girls during his maiden
Presidential Media Chat last Wednesday, 29
Pastor Bakare, however, said it was
unacceptable to give up on the girls.
He said a special taskforce should be set up
specifically to rescue the girls wherever they
are and if the heads of intelligence agencies fail
to carry out the assignment, they should be
Pastor Bakare, who is Buhari’s friend and
running mate in the 2011 Presidential election,
said whatever it would take to rescue the girls,
the President must ensure it is done.
Over 200 Chibok schoolgirls were kidnapped
by Boko Haram in April 2014 and have been in
the terrorists’ captivity supposedly in Sambisa
forest since then.
Their abduction elicited sustained global
outcry and the failure to rescue them was said
to be partly responsible for the defeat of
former president, Goodluck Jonathan,