In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari has said that as a parent and leader of the country, he shares the pain of the absence of the Chibok girls from home.
He asured the parents that the Federal Government will do all in its power to ensure the safe return of the girls, adding that thousands of persons kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists have already been rescued.
A Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed visited the Chibok community today in commemoration of the Chibok girls’ abduction.
Read the full statement below:
President Muhammadu Buhari assures parents and relations of the kidnapped Chibok girls that he frequently reflects on the ordeal of the captives in the hands of Boko Haram terrorists and shares the pain of their continued absence from home.
On the second anniversary of the kidnap of the girls, President Buhari affirms that, as a parent and leader of the country, he understands the torment, frustration and anxiety of the parents and will not spare any effort to ensure the safe return of the girls.
The President continues to believe that with the total commitment of the Federal Government, Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies, and the support of the international community, the girls will be eventually rescued.
President Buhari notes that thousands of persons, mostly women and children, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, have already been rescued and reunited with their families. He shares the hope of the parents that the Chibok girls will ultimately be rescued and reunited with their families as well.
The President assures the parents that the Federal Government and security agencies will continue to explore all possible options for the safe return of the girls.
President Buhari urges the parents to continue to exercise patience and understanding as the government works diligently to ensure that the girls return home unharmed.
The President thanks all Nigerians, religious and civil organizations, and the international community for their continued sympathy, support and prayers for the return of the Chibok girls.