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14 Apr


 (Press Statement by the IAMCHIBOK Coalition) 

On April 14th, 2014, 276 school girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, North East Nigeria. One year later 219 girls are still missing. Despite international outcry, the situation that surrounds the abductions of the girls has deteriorated to a deepening crisis in the North East of Nigeria. We strongly condemn the crimes against children, women and men, further abductions of persons, the use of girl children as suicide bombers, the onslaught of sexual slavery and sexual violence, the attacks on human life and dignity, the targeting of educational and religious institutions and the continued insecurity.

We are dismayed by the government’s failure to respond to the social and psychological crisis of parents and families of the abducted girls, many of whom have died in the last year. We ask for urgent attention to be paid to the millions of Nigerians impacted by the crisis most of whom are in need of protection and care.  We condemn the abuses against women and children in IDP camps which should be a haven of safety.

We further decry the failure of the Nigerian government to address the systemic issues underlying the crisis including the low level of development in Northern Nigeria which has created a fertile ground for extremism and social discontent. We note the urgent need to address the long term implications of the crises, including girl-child education, rehabilitation and reintegration of child soldiers and the impact of the insurgency on community stability, agriculture and food security.

We welcome efforts by the United Nations and the international community including the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC). We take note of various regional, continental and international efforts including the Paris Summit and other regional summits including the resolutions of the AUPSC, the United Nations Security Council, the larger UN body and various national legislative bodies. Lastly we hope for the immediate implementation of their resolutions to combat terrorism in the region.

OUR DEMANDS

We hereby call for the creation of a comprehensive, systematic ACTION PLAN FOR THE RESTORATION OF NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA to address the short and long term implications of the crisis, facilitate the rescue of the Chibok girls and other abducted persons, rehabilitate and reintegrate them, restore families and reconstruct communities while putting in place concrete measures to prevent this tragedy from ever happening again. We hereby make the following demands:

1)     RESPONSE AND RESCUE

We commend the establishment of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNTJF) and recommend that all necessary support be given to support its operations. MTNJF is a critical instrument for ensuring effective resolution to the occupation of cities, towns and villages and the rescue of the Chibok girls and other abducted persons. We urge the operationalisation of the the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crisis (ACIRC), the African Standby Force (ASF) and its Rapid Deployment Capability (RDC). We recommend the set up of a SPECIAL MISSION FOR THE SEARCH AND RESCUE OF ABDUCTED PERSONS under the MNJTF to ensure that all missing persons are found and rescued and restored to Nigerian soil, where necessary.

2)     REHABILITATION AND REINTEGRATION OF VICTIMS

We recommend the establishment of a SPECIAL TASK FORCE FOR THE REHABILITATION AND REINTEGRATION OF PERSONS as a joint operation of the National Emergency Management Agency, the National Human Rights 

 

Commission and other relevant Agencies. The Task Force will be charged with putting in place adequate support structures for the complete rehabilitation and reintegration of all victims, refugees and internally displaced persons. It will manage the Victim Supports Fund and can establish, among other programmes, a FAMILY TRACING AND REUNIFICATION PROGRAMME (FTR). We demand the comprehensive identification of victims’ bodies through DNA testing and the compensation for all families who have lost members in the crisis.  The immediate set up of HEALING CAMPS AND HEALING CENTRES for the holistic rehabilitation of persons who have suffered from abuse and trauma with qualified mental health practitioners and other relevant professionals must be a priority.

 

3)     RESTORATION OF COMMUNITIES

 

We demand documentation of the activities of the Victim Support Fund and drastic improvements in the situation of Internally Displaced Persons with systematic and time-bound actions to restore communities and rebuild livelihoods and the collapsed education system under a POST CONFLICT SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMME.  We recommend the expansion of the SAFE SCHOOLS INITIATIVE to include interim schooling for IDP children and the restoration of the education system in all affected states. We recommend the creation of a CIVL-SOCIETY PRIVATE SECTOR COALITION to increase and mainstream civil society and private sector participation under the coordination of the National Human Rights Commission with support of development partners and the private sector.

 

4)     JUSTICE AND TRANSPARENCY

 

We call for the establishment of PUBLIC HEARINGS modeled after the process in Rwanda after the genocide, which will allow persons to tell their stories and have these stories documented as crimes against persons and communities. We recommend the establishment of a CIVILIAN COMPLAINTS REGISTER in which citizens can make complaints and document crimes under the National Human Rights Commission. We demand a SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL INQUIRY ON THE ROLE OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IN PROTECTING CIVILIANS to investigate the role of the Nigerian government and cases in which it has neglected to protect its citizens during the years of Boko Haram insurgency and occupation.

 

5)     PREVENTION

 

We demand for the immediate set up of a comprehensive EARLY WARNING AND RESPONSE SYSTEM and support of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).  We urge for the immediate set up of a NATIONAL CHILD HELPLINE. We recommend the creation of a Local Government REGISTER OF CITIZENS and advocate for the strengthening of HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISMS within the country which would include support for the training of Armed Forces in Human Rights with strict adherence to international laws guiding military action and conduct with civilian populations. We recommend the set up of comprehensive governmental and non-governmental programmes to support the development of children and youth and their social and economic inclusion and the establishment of counter-terrorism mechanisms within Nigeria, ECOWAS and the ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES (ECCAS).

 

As members of civil society we commit ourselves to continued advocacy for the above demands while at the same time putting in place programmes and projects to assist in our own capacity. We offer the collective assistance and expertise of hundreds of civil society organizations around the world and thousands of individual volunteers who have selflessly advocated for the cause of the girls to work with the Nigerian government, the United Nations, the African Union, ECOWAS, the ECCAS  and all related international and national agencies and organizations to make the rescue of the Chibok Girls and other captives a reality while ensuring that what has taken place NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. We believe that these actions will lead us closer to the rescue of the Chibok girls and the restoration of peace and stability in North Eastern Nigeria. A nation is only strong when it protects its weak.

Signed:


R. Nanre Nafziger-Mayegun

Hafsat Abiola-Costello

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Professor Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome

Habiba Balogun

Dr. Nnenna Mba-Oduwusi

Steve Bisi Aborisade

Ngozi Obigwe

Samirah Farouk

Titilope Akosa

Ramaa Mosley

Pamela Braide

Adeola Awogbami

Amy Oyekunle

Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau

Feyi Boroffice

Biola Alabi

Olayide Akanni

Victor Adejoh

Magaji Buba

Osayi Alile

For IAMCHIBOK COALITION

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01 Apr

Jigawa

 AA:394

AD:587

ACPN:540

ADC:375

APA:2527

APC:885,988

CPP:1,553

HOPE:337

KOWA:423

NCP:548

PDP:142,904

PPN:853

UDP:338

UPP:197

Plateau

AA: 178

AD: 279

ACPN: 391

ADC: 406

APA: 618

APC: 429,140

CPP: 237

HOPE: 56

KOWA: 138

NCP: 693

PDP: 549,615

PPN: 554

UDP: 54

UPP:29

Kwara

AA:248

AD:520

ACPN:817

ADC:438

APA:1165

APC:302,146

CPP:910

HOPE:118

KOWA:214

NCP:394

PDP:132,602

PPN:325

UDP:81

UPP:102

Imo

AA: 533

AD:757

ACPN: 956

ADC: 1617

APA: 2236

APC: 133,253

CPP: 733

HOPE: 157

KOWA: 158

NCP: 784

PDP: 559,185

PPN:414

UDP:264

UPP: 1917

Akwa Ibom

AA: 1600

AD: 474

ACPN:443

ADC:608

APA:384

APC:58,411

CPP:412

HOPE:192

KOWA:160

NCP:381

PDP:953,304

PPN:324

UDP:224

UPP:144

 Abia

AA:315

AD:448

ACPN:2194

ADC:569

APA:2766

APC:13,394

CPP:1046

HOPE:125

KOWA:173

NCP:745

PDP:368,303

PPN:424

UDP:213

UPP:330

Anambra

AA:547

AD:475

ACPN:1259

ADC:534

APA:2303

APC:17,926

CPP:1279

HOPE:357

KOWA:311

NCP:887

PDP:660,762

PPN:537

UDP:286

UPP:1121

 Kaduna

AA:218

AD:273

ACPN:424

ADC:546

APA:1611

APC:1,127,760

CPP:824

HOPE:105

KOWA:176

NCP:754

PDP:484,085

PPN:549

UDP:79

UPP:78

 Katsina

AA:183

AD:283

ACPN:402

ADC:498

APA:1671

APC:1,345,441

CPP:976

HOPE:47

KOWA:215

NCP:330

PDP:98,937

PPN:254

UDP:117

UPP:72

Kano

AA:426

AD:708

ACPN:778

ADC:657

APA:2770

APC:1,903,999

CPP:1,552

HOPE:292

KOWA:288

NCP:697

PDP:215,779

PPN:485

UDP:234

UPP:156

Nassarawa

AA:40

AD:74

ACPN:95

ADC:105

APA:310

APC:236,838

CPP:131

HOPE:4

KOWA:48

NCP:222

PDP:273,460

PPN:164

UDP:23

UPP:33

Oyo

AA:6331

AD:6282

ACPN:8979

ADC:5000

APA:4,468

APC:528,620

CPP:6,674

HOPE:839

KOWA:1,312

NCP:1895

PDP:303,376

PPN:2842

UDP:1069

UPP:3665

FCT

AA:139

AD:240

ACPN:342

ADC:288

APA:674

APC:146,399

CPP:347

HOPE:83

KOWA:165

NCP:473

PDP:157,195

PPN:269

UDP:95

UPP:96

Ondo

AA:386

AD:1237

ACPN:2406

ADC:1227

APA:1139

APC:299,889

CPP:1012

HOPE:184

KOWA:223

NCP:846

PDP:251,368

PPN:734

UDP:184

UPP:221

Osun

AA = 377

ACPN = 1731

AD = 1667

ADC = 937

APA = 1306

APC = 383 603

CPP = 1029

HOPE = 132

KOWA = 255

NCP = 767

PDP = 249,929

PPN = 599

UDP = 124

UPP = 159

Kogi

AA 700

AD 427

ACPN 1089

ADC 761

APA 1001

APC 264, 851

CPP 967

HOPE 144

KOWA 190

NCP 399

PDP 149, 9871

PPN 476

UDP 180

UPP 156

 Enugu

AA 441

AD 269

ACPN 479

ADC 478

APA 715

APC 14,1 57

CPP 237

HOPE 110

KOWA 203

NCP 761

PDP 553, 003

PPN 407

UDP 1623

UPP 290

Ogun

AA 584

AD 1927

ACPN 3072

ADC 1364

APA 1930

APC 308, 290

CPP 978

HOPE 332

KOWA 432

NCP 815

PDP 207,950

PPN 4339

UDP 562

UPP 597

Ekiti

AP: 94

ACPN: 538

AD: 864

ADC: 424

APA: 482

APC: 120, 331

PDP: 176, 466

CPP: 330

HDP: 94

KOWA: 108

NCP: 377

PPN: 388

UDP: 60

UPP: 145

Borno

AA:145

AD:392

ACPN:243

ADC:201

APA:878

APC:473,543

CPP:310

HOPE:88

KOWA:158

NCP:107

PDP:25,640

PPN:143

UDP:31

UPP:41

Delta

AA:1473

AD:735

ACPN:916

ADC:888

APA:478

APC:48,910

CPP:813

HOPE:166

KOWA:311

NCP:670

PDP:1,211,405

PPN:393

UDP:354

UPP:261

Sokoto

AA: 249

AD: 714

ACPN:535

ADC:762

APA:3482

APC:671,926

CPP:1894

HOPE:283

KOWA:475

NCP:686

PDP:152,199

PPN:605

UDP:269

UPP:180

Taraba

AA:962

AD: 586

ACPN:811

ADC:320

APA:1306

APC:261,326

CPP:1,033

HOPE:161

KOWA:153

NCP:876

PDP:310,800

PPN:680

UDP:224

UPP:439

Edo

AA: 159

AD: 450

ACPN:1284

ADC:512

APA:709

APC:208,469

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