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“This is a happy moment for me and for all Nigerians” Says President Buhari as He Meets Released Chibok Girls



President Buhari Meets Chibok Girls2The 21 Chibok Girls who were released by terrorist sect, Boko Haram, met with President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and other top government officials on Wednesday.

The girls were accompanied by their family members and the medical personnel that have been taken care of them since their release.

Below is the president’s speech at the meeting:

My dear children. This is a happy moment for me and for all Nigerians. I welcome you back to freedom. It is a moment your parents, the Nation and the International Community have been eagerly waiting for, since your abduction on 14th April 2014.

We must from the onset, thank Almighty God for this day that 21 of the Chibok girls have again breathed the air of freedom and are reunited with their parents. We are equally prayerful, that God in his infinite mercies and benevolence, will see to it that the girls remaining in captivity will be freed and returned to us soonest.

All Nigerians recall, sadly the night of 14th April 2014, 276 young female Nigerian students were abducted from the Government Secondary School in Chibok Borno State by the Boko Haram.

Fortunately, 57 of the kidnapped school girls were able to escape, leaving 219 in captivity. One of the abducted girls, Amina Ali was found in May 2016. And today we are here celebrating the freedom and return of another 21 girls that regained freedom on Thursday 13th October. We are equally as hopeful as we are praying, that the remaining girls will be freed and returned to us without further delay.

The release of these 21 girls followed a series of negotiations between Government and the Boko Haram group, brokered by our friends both local and International. Since this Administration assumed office, we have been working towards the safe release of the girls. The Nigerian DSS, Military and other Security Agencies have spared no effort to secure our girls. These 21 girls are the manifestation of our doggedness and commitments to the release and return of the Chibok girls.

While joining their parents to rejoice and praise the Almighty, we shall redouble efforts to ensure that we fulfill our pledge of bringing the remaining girls back home. Already, the credible first step has been taken and Government will sustain the effort until all the remaining girls return safely

These 21 girls will be given adequate and comprehensive medical, nutritional and psychological care and support.

The Federal Government will rehabilitate them, and ensure that their reintegration back to the Society is done as quickly as possible.

Aside from rescuing them, we are assuming the responsibility for their personal, educational and professional goals and ambitions in life.

Obviously, it is not late for the girls to go back to school and continue the pursuit of their studies. These dear daughters of ours have seen the worst that the world has to offer. It is now time for them to experience the best that the world can do for them.

The Government and all Nigerians must encourage them to achieve their desired ambitions.

The Federal Government appreciates the patience and understanding of the parents of all the abducted Chibok girls.

We equally thank Nigerians and the International Community for their support and prayers, and for never losing confidence in our ability to secure the safe release of our girls.

Once again, I congratulate the 21 released girls, their parents, the Chibok Community the security agencies and all Nigerians on this day of delight and rejoicing. Thank You.

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  1. Love

    October 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    U people should stop dis scam already.

  2. Buhari is complicit by silence and inaction.

    October 19, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Habiba Isa and her father and mother are waiting for their own “”happy moment””. So, are countless Nigerians on her and their behalf. A crime against one is a crime against all.

    Habiba Isa is not far away in Sambisa forest. You do not need to negotiate with terrorists boko haram.
    Habiba Isa is right where you feel at home, so near and convenient to you there in the palace of your home state’s emir, in the custody of your personal emir. You only need to negotiate with your neighbourhood paedophile and kidnapper, oops, sorry, emir.

    How many days has this been in the nes and you have said and done NOTHING.

    Buhari, Buhypocrite!

  3. madman

    October 19, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    The girls will soon get married off again… who cares?!

  4. Lacey

    October 20, 2016 at 12:21 am

    @ Love, Thank you so much! Buhari, his wife and the northern caliphate are all using local intelligence on Nigerians! The modern day Bonnie and Clyde! Yahoo boys should come and learn from this couple!this is biggest scam of all time!it is clear that Buhari knew where this girls were all the while!

  5. mercy okosun

    October 20, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Why are they always in native cloths ds Chibok girls? Abeg who ever dat’s in charge of their clothing should pls no dat they’re teenagers. And nt old adults. Haba!

  6. Oge beauty

    October 20, 2016 at 6:40 am

    It’s called “scam “.

  7. Naijababeii

    October 20, 2016 at 8:24 am

    arrange chibok girls-God is watching u people. a day of reckoning is knocking hard on the door post, no one will escape including me.#deceivinginnocentnigerianssince1900#

  8. Madman

    October 20, 2016 at 9:37 am

    But their parents confirmed the kids…. What I want to know is why a father said his daughter who is only in J.S. 3 was married off a month prior before the kidnappings. Like what the hell?!?! The North needs to step it up.

  9. saviour

    October 20, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    When ESE Oruru was released from San…u never said anytin.. well as u claimed the remaining Chibok kids still dey bush o ..make sure u get all

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