- President Muhammadu Buhari joins Nigeria in commemorating the anniversary of the abduction of more than 100 children from the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno state
- The president re-affirmed that his administration remains focused and determined to see the girls return to their homes
- President Buhari urged the parents to keep their hopes alive on the return of their daughters
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, April 13, reassured the parents of the school girls that were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, that “their daughters will never be forgotten.
The president in a series of tweets posted on his Twitter page urged the parents to keep their hopes alive on the return of their daughters, noting that the recovery of more than a 100 of the girls that were kidnapped through the Federal Government’s determined effort should give confidence that all “hope is not lost”.
In commemoration of the 4th anniversary of the abduction at Chibok Girls Secondary School, in Borno State, on 14 April 2014, Buhari said talks with Boko Haram to free the girls have run into some hitches, because of the divisions in the terrorists ranks.
Read the tweets below:
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Meanwhile a report by Daily Trust indicates that the federal government swapped five Boko Haram militants for the 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently released.
This is contrary to some media reports that just two Boko Haram commanders were released in the swap deal.
According to negotiator of the swap deal, the outcome should be seen as “a favourable bargain,” considering what obtained in other climes when it comes to prisoner swap of innocent citizens with suspected terrorists.
Survivors of Boko Haram on Legit.ng TV.