Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, says she shares in the sorrow and agony of parents of all abducted girls in the country.
Mrs Buhari said that she shared the agony of especially parents of the abducted Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls.
She expressed the concern in Abuja on Thursday while delivering a speech she titled: “Leave Our Daughters Alone” to mark the 2018 International Women’s Day.
“As a mother, I share (in) the sorrow and agony which the parents are going through up to this moment.
“I am aware of the efforts being made for the release of the remaining Chibok girls as well as the recently (abducted) Dapchi girls.
“It is my sincere hope that the efforts will yield positive results,” she said.
Mrs Buhari said that the abductions had further exposed the long-standing evil perpetrated against women in the society.
She, therefore, called on relevant stakeholders, especially the media, to stand against the “disturbing issue’’.
“It is a disturbing issue for which we must put heads together, pray, speak out, show concern and ensure that the situation come an end.”
She also called on Nigerians to join the campaign against all forms of abduction and maltreatment of the Nigerian woman.
Mrs Buhari added that it was unfortunate that celebration of the 2018 International women’s day came with pains and agony following the abduction of the Dapchi schoolgirls.
She also expressed concern over the use of young girls by insurgents to carry out suicide bombing.
In her remark, the wife of Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, said the 2018 event came in a very happy and worst situation considering the progress made by Nigerian team at the winter Olympic as well as the abduction of the Dapchi girls.
Mrs Osinbajo also called for equal opportunity to the women.