President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration would ensure the safe return of the remaining Chibok girls who were abducted by terrorist group, Boko Haram, over four years ago.
Buhari made this assurance while speaking with Swiss president, Alain Berset, during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Poland, on Monday, December 4, 2018.
According to a statement signed by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari thanked the Swiss Confederation for its efforts and important role as intermediaries to secure the release of some Chibok girls in the past, and renewed his commitment to making sure the return of the remaining girls which he described as a key priority for the Nigerian government. He said
”We will continue to make the safe release of the remaining Chibok girls a priority and will welcome any kind of support from any quarters to make this happen.”
The president also discussed joint strategies to ensure the safe return of the girls with Berset, as the two leaders also discussed building on the past successes of securing the release of some of the Chibok girls and other abducted persons in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.
“The President also welcomed the Swiss President’s commitment to continue providing humanitarian assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria and to ensure the safe release of the abducted school girls.”