The Federal Government on Thursday confirmed the release of 21 girls from the 200 abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 and c aptain of the Nige...
The Federal Government on Thursday confirmed the release of 21 girls from the 200 abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 and captain of the Nigeria’s Senior national football team, John Mikel Obi has expressed his delight at the news.
Mikel took to Twitter to express his delight at the news.
Nigerian officials say 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists more than 2 years ago have been freed. https://t.co/W6ZF61ou3M— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) October 13, 2016
The midfielder was recently in Nigeria ahead of Super Eagles 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia which they won 2-1.🙏🏿 🙏🏿 🙏🏿 https://t.co/Lpa5LKlkn4— Mikel John Obi (@mikel_john_obi) October 13, 2016
While in Nigeria he took out to time to partake in some charity works which involve Borno State, where Chibok is located.
The 29-year-old is seen in a photo shared on Twitter holding a placard which reads ‘#Empower Borno’.
The #Empower Borno is a campaign to redevelop and empower Borno state which was ravaged by constant attack from Boko Haram
Proud to support the @EmpowerBorno project with @Ibadaahmed and @AYEorganisation #EMPOWERBORNO 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/QnJtj9n5r3— Mikel John Obi (@mikel_john_obi) October 11, 2016