The presidential fact-finding committee on the abducted Chibok school girls has made tremendous progress, the panel announced on Sunday in Abuja.
Spokesperson of the committee, Kingsley Osadolor, said in a statement that it had gathered information on the schoolgirls and insurgency in the state and has returned to Abuja to put together all the information in a report.
“In the course of its mission to Borno, the fact-finding committee amassed a treasure trove of information on the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls and insurgency in general. Furthermore, the committee still needs to streamline and corroborate the welter of facts it has unearthed,” Osadolor said.
He also stated that the committee would make a return trip to Borno to further interface with the families and communities in Chibok.
Osadolor listed the groups and individuals the committee interfaced with to include the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn El-Kanemi; military commanders; heads of para-military formations, the state police commissioner, Lawal Tanko; and the state director of the Department of Security Service, as well as the principal and vice principals of the school where the mass abduction took place.
It also discussed with the matrons of the hostels, the head cook, and security guards on duty on the day of the incident, the state education commissioner, governor Kashim Shettima, Borno Elders Forum, the district head of Chibok, representatives of the community and the local government chairman.
Osadolor appealed to all Nigerians to exercise patience with the team, promising to make its findings and recommendations public as soon as it concludes its work.