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“This is a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to the people of Nigeria” – President Buhari Meets Released Chibok Girls | Photos

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday met with the recently released Chibok Schoolgirls who were abducted from their dormitories in April 2014.

The girls, who regained their freedom on Saturday from Boko Haram captivity, were released to international negotiators who have been working in collaboration with the Federal government for their safe return since their kidnap.

“This is a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to the people of Nigeria. I cannot express in a few words how happy I am to welcome our dear girls back to freedom,” Buhari said.

“On behalf of all Nigerians, I will like to share my joy with you, your parents, your relatives, friends and Government of Borno State on regaining your freedom.

The Federal Government will like to commend the Security Agencies, the Red Cross, local authorities, local and foreign NGOs and all those who contributed in one way or another to secure the release of our Chibok Girls.

Let me reassure Nigerians, especially relatives and friends of the remaining girls that the Federal Government will spare no effort to see that they and all other Nigerians who have been abducted safely regain their freedom.

Finally, I am very pleased to have personally met you and let me assure you that the Presidency will personally supervise the performance of those entrusted with your welfare and commitments made by the Federal Government on your health, education, security and general well-being.

No human being should go through this kind of ordeal. The security agencies and state governments should continue to provide special protection to educational institutions vulnerable to this kind of outrage especially in remote areas.

This administration is resolutely determined to safeguard the security of all Nigerians at all times.

Once again, I congratulate you and your parents on your safe return,” The president added.


After his meeting, Buhari later announced that he’ll be leaving Nigeria for London for medical follow-up.

36 Comments

  1. Diamond

    May 7, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Anniversary gift indeed. This is all Buhari will do in four years – release girls every May. This man is a fraud! He knew where the girls were from the onset.

    • A Real Nigerian

      May 7, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Release girls ever May? How about the girls that were released last October? Oh I forgot, you’ll conveniently ignore that because it doesn’t fit the narrative.

    • Diamond

      May 7, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      Did you forget October is independence anniversary? This government is a propagandist one.. a fraud, and is acting out their bad script. How come all we hear is release? How come no bokoharam arrest has been made?

    • A Real Nigerian

      May 8, 2017 at 12:24 am

      You are hilarious. If the girls were released in any other month, I’m sure you’ll find excuses to fuel your claim.

      “This government is a propagandist one.. a fraud, and is acting out their bad script.”
      What government isnt? Even the so-called perfect governments of the first world have a propaganda to push. You can’t separate government from propaganda.

      You should be happy that something good is coming out of this pathetic government being run by Buhari. But you don’t believe girls were kidnapped in the first place. Which makes me ask you again: What is so out of the ordinary or suspicious about girls being abducted from a school located in a war-torn zone?

      “How come all we hear is release? How come no bokoharam arrest has been made?”
      Did you even read up on this? Didn’t you hear that a few high ranking Boko-Haram commanders were exchanged for the girls along with some (alleged) cash?
      Now, whether this is true or not is another argument entirely. But you didn’t even know about it in the first place which shows that you’re just running your argument solely based on the sentiments that come from your political leanings. Bad.

  2. FasholasLover

    May 7, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Mtscheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew
    All of a sudden girls are “released” and Buhari flies out. .Nigeria, behold your change. Very dishonest lot. Now, you have a lot to discuss till the need for the next distraction.

    • A Real Nigerian

      May 7, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      LOOOOL! you have come again with your foolish conspiracy theories abi?

      Please exp!ain the relationship between releasing the Chibok girls who you don’t believe were kidnapped in the first place and Buhari flying out.
      Is this the first time girls have been released or is this the first time Buhari is flying out?

    • FasholasLover

      May 8, 2017 at 12:37 am

      Aaaah, you can’t do without me Eeeh?
      Repeat after me: A real Nigerian is damaged goods.
      You mean you haven’t gone down under? Very soon, you will stop appearing like a bad coin. Pls. do a disappearing act like Buhari and save mankind the inconvenience of your miserable dark life.
      You are damaged goods and no amount of reasonable talk will redeem you. It is for the benefit of shallow minded lizards like you that this regime will keep up this act. By the way, l also do not believe this group came from captivity. How is that to stir your ulcer this night?

    • A Real Nigerian

      May 8, 2017 at 1:31 am

      “You mean you haven’t gone down under? Very soon, you will stop appearing like a bad coin.”
      Please exp!ain the relationship between releasing the Chibok girls who you don’t believe were kidnapped in the first place and Buhari flying out.
      Is this the first time girls have been released or is this the first time Buhari is flying out?

      “Pls. do a disappearing act like Buhari and save mankind the inconvenience of your miserable dark life.”
      Please exp!ain the relationship between releasing the Chibok girls who you don’t believe were kidnapped in the first place and Buhari flying out.
      Is this the first time girls have been released or is this the first time Buhari is flying out?

      “You are damaged goods and no amount of reasonable talk will redeem you.”
      Please exp!ain the relationship between releasing the Chibok girls who you don’t believe were kidnapped in the first place and Buhari flying out.
      Is this the first time girls have been released or is this the first time Buhari is flying out?

      “It is for the benefit of shallow minded lizards like you that this regime will keep up this act.”
      Please exp!ain the relationship between releasing the Chibok girls who you don’t believe were kidnapped in the first place and Buhari flying out.
      Is this the first time girls have been released or is this the first time Buhari is flying out?

      “By the way, l also do not believe this group came from captivity. How is that to stir your ulcer this night?”
      Please exp!ain the relationship between releasing the Chibok girls who you don’t believe were kidnapped in the first place and Buhari flying out.
      Is this the first time girls have been released or is this the first time Buhari is flying out?

    • A Real Nigerian

      May 8, 2017 at 9:19 am

      BN thanks for not posting my responses to this goat and the first commenter. How fair and considerate.

    • IYAWO KEKERE

      May 8, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Maybe Bella is not posting your comments becos you have lost honour before everyone. You see excess of everything is bad. You have teh. Meaning you have fallen into disgrace. Retrace your steps. The demons troubling you are too many. This is a public forum live and let live.

    • NK

      May 8, 2017 at 1:58 am

      This scam is too much. APC at least scam us as if we are not all stupid. Buhari wants to travel and you release these girls with fat shiny cheeks? If you are kidnapped for two weeks you will testify not to talk of two years in a forest.

  3. nene+

    May 7, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Fellow Nigerians, behold your 82 topic assignment till I come your way next time.
    This is the second anniversary batch of campaign girls.

    Next batch will be 2018 May.
    The final batch may be during presidential campaign in 2019.

    People who have been in captivity don’t act or smile, they express their joy in tears. Try harder chibok girls film directors.

    • A Real Nigerian

      May 7, 2017 at 11:02 pm

      But girls were released in October. It is not a May thing.

      You’re not making any sense with your flawed logic and you don’t look any better than the blind people who think Buhari is doing a god job.

      It baffles me how idiots like you continue to think that the abduction of girls in a warzone is something out of the ordinary.

    • Vibe

      May 8, 2017 at 7:40 am

      The October girls were for Independent celebration

    • meems

      May 8, 2017 at 10:42 am

      ARN, even though you are an irritant, I will agree with you that the abduction of girls in a warzone is not something out of the ordinary. What is out of the ordinary however, is abducting almost 300 girls, who were about to take a GCE physics exam from a school in Chibok. The narrative would have been better if they told us they abducted girls from the Chibok community and environs. 200 plus physics GCE exam girl students from one school in Chibok? Nope.

  4. jess

    May 7, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Something is not right here.My instinct is usually right.I think we have been scammed by APC

  5. funmilola

    May 7, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Smh…
    I really can’t believe the comments above, no one even talked about the girls and their freedom….no one!
    This isn’t about apc or buhari, it’s all about the girls freedom and their happiness….Na wa ooo!

    • Mama

      May 8, 2017 at 4:13 am

      Some of them have become zombies with no heart. Politics has eaten up the little humanity they have left, they’d rather be right than be happy that girls are back with their families; conspiracy or no conspiracy. God have mercy on y’all!

    • June

      May 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      You really want us to talk about girls and “their freedom” !!! Madame , please smell the coffee. Chibok girls is a SCAM!!!And I am shouting it from the roof tops !!!! From the government PAYING people to go on demonstrations abroad about these girls. Just look at them!!!! Do they look like people who have been in captivity to you ???? Compare these girls with photos you see every now and then of supposedly captured boko haram operatives. Madame , with all due respect -SMELL THE COFFEE.

  6. mamaisabel

    May 7, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    @ A Real Nigerian, this is a platform where people are allowed to express themselves via their opinions. It’s no use being abusive and disrespectful. Kindly show some civility whilst dropping your comments.

    • A Real Nigerian

      May 8, 2017 at 12:27 am

      You have a point and I will take your advice into consideration. Thanks.

  7. blah

    May 7, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    How convenient..issorite

  8. Haha

    May 7, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    A Real Nigerian is seriously running like a mad woman in the marketplace.

    Ee don du na!

  9. June

    May 8, 2017 at 12:29 am

    My good gracious!! This chibok girl situation is a SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! A scam that went too far ! Gained a voice with a so called movement internationally ! But still a SCAM!!! I would write an epistle but honestly I am just tired and have no energy . Good people of Nigeria , which way forward??????????????????!!

    • Engoz

      May 8, 2017 at 1:52 am

      Where is your proof it is a scam? Please write the epistle, so we can analyze the evidence you are going to tender as proof it is a scam.

    • LemmeRant

      May 8, 2017 at 3:42 am

      Well this is where our investigative reporters are meant to kick in and you know… find the truth. But no. They’re more concerned with Couple Goals, Hair Goals, Pishure Goals…

  10. EJ

    May 8, 2017 at 6:33 am

    To be honest they knew where they were

  11. Gretchen

    May 8, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Obama and the APC came up with this plot to usurp power from Jonathan.
    Well fellow Nigerians and bad belle people, we dey look una.
    Ntoor for change champions.

    • Fisayo

      May 8, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Obama ke? LOL

      To what end? This is one theory I’d like to hear about please.

  12. Oloye

    May 8, 2017 at 8:03 am

    BIG SCAM!

    Expect another set next year and the last bacth just before the 2019 general elections…

    LMAO

  13. James

    May 8, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Were these women really kidnapped? They sure look healthier than people on the outside. Look at their faces. They don’t look like kidnapped victims. That’s because they have been well fed courtesy of the APC led Federal Government. Is the APC trying to play us as fools? I always knew Buhari was behind the Boko Haram insurgency.

    I honestly feel like the International Crimes Tribunal needs to step in here and investigate this fraud. This is a shame.

  14. john

    May 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Expect another set next year and the last bacth just before the 2019 general elections……..funny but so true..an attack on boko haram is an attack against the north-buhari…many
    people seems to have forgotten that statement

  15. Suga

    May 8, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    My consolation about this issue is that one day the true confession of the misery about these chibok girls must be made open to all because I know that no secret is kept for ever, it would only take some time, although Nigerians will always forget in a hurry and move on as usual. But my annoyance is that these scammers will never pay for it in this country called Nigeria where JUSTICE IS LONG DEAD… Therefore we do all the talking with no action, it’s so sad and heart breaking to truthfully say that Nigeria has a very long way to go despite how smart and intelligent that the majority of Nigerians are!!! .

  16. tunmi

    May 8, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I’m reading these comments, and I totally understand that Nigeria and Nigerians deserve each other. Not one concern for the girls, except for 2 or 3. You’re shouting scam with no evidence. The worst case scenario is not that this was a scam, but that these girls were truly kidnapped and we didn’t care

  17. Diamond

    May 8, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    This statement alone is a suspect. “This is a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to the people of Nigeria. I cannot express in a few words how happy I am to welcome our dear girls back to freedom”.
    Buhari, apc and the northern leaders kept these girls where they have been all these long. I can’t say if the parents where party to the plot, if they are then they deserve acting roles in Hollywood. These girls sure don’t look like girls in captivity. Buhari should stop this joke and return the remaining girls to their parents.

    This country is a fraud! It will only take divine intervention for Nigeria to repair. Imagine, kidnap girls and kept them this long just because you are power thirsty and desperate. Na real wa!

  18. Solume

    May 9, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Call it a scam because you are a master scammer – all we know 82 girls were freed and God has done it again as these families are happy to see their children through your dream-scam! Glory be to God!

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