By SaharaReporters, New York
Tears flowed freely on Monday when Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima and Senator Ali Ndumi arrived Chibok, where parents said that 234 girls, not the 129 that has been widely reported, were actually abducted by Boko Haram militants last week from the Girls Secondary School in zChibok.
They also confirmed that 39 of them have been able to escape.
During the visit, Senator Ali Ndumi, who represents Borno Southern Senatorial at the National Assembly, openly wept like a baby.
Speaking at the visit, Mallam Ibrahim Peter, aged 56, expressed the deep unhappiness of the community, saying that if the girls were killed it would have been another issue.
Governor Shettima, speaking tried to reassure the community that the government will do everything they can to make sure the girls are rescued. He appealed to the parents of the abducted girls to exercise patience, stressing that the military are working earnestly on the matter.