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.