Mrs Aisha Buhari, has expressed deep concern over the rate of abduction of women and girls; by insurgents in the country.
Aisha, made the comment in message released to mark the 2021 edition of International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8.
According to her, she is not unaware of the impact the action has on reversing the gains already made on girl child education.
She stated: “Away from COVID-19 women and girls in Nigeria have continued to suffer abductions; both in the hands of insurgents and bandits.
“As a mother, I share the sorrow and agony of the victims and their families. 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.
“I call on all stakeholders to continue to exert their different levels of influence; and bring these abductions to an end and to assure us that girls are safe anywhere they may find themselves.”