I share your pains, Buhari tells parents of Chibok girls
On the second anniversary of the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured parents and relations of the kidnapped Chibok girls that he shares in their ordeal as they reflect on the captives in the hands of Boko Haram terrorists.
The girls were kidnapped on April 14, 2014 from their dormitories at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok.
Buhari, who is currently on a weeklong economic/state visit to China, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, affirmed that as a parent and leader of the country, he understood the torment, frustration and anxiety of the parents and will not spare any effort to ensure the safe return of the girls.
According to Shehu, “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.”
Buhari assured the parents that the federal government and security agencies would continue to explore all possible options for the safe return of the girls, and urged the parents to continue to exercise patience and understanding as the government works diligently to ensure that the girls return home unharmed.
The President thanked all Nigerians, religious and civil organizations, and the international community for their continued sympathy, support and prayers for the return of the Chibok girls.