Adamu Gashuama is the father of Aisha Gashuama, a 12 year old girl who is also one of the 110 school girls that were kidnapped last month by suspected Boko Haram militants from a school in Dapchi village, Yobe state.
The attack happened on the very first day that Gashuama’s daughter started school as a secondary school student.
He and other parents who visited Nigeria’s state capital Abuja to protest this week, said they doubt the promises of the government and said they have been scared to send their other children to school.
The attack in Dapchi is thought to be the largest mass abduction since Boko Haram took more than 270 schoolgirls from the north-eastern town of Chibok in 2014, sparking an online campaign that went viral and spurring several governments into action.
Boko Haram wants to create a state adhering to a strict interpretation of Islamic law. Its name roughly translates as “Western education is forbidden” in the Hausa language widely spoken in northeast Nigeria.
The group has killed more than 20,000 people and put over 2 million to flight since its insurgency began in 2009.