S Support Efforts to Rescue Abducted School Girls

Sergio Conner
March 14, 2018

The abduction of the 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State last month, highlights the significant security flaws that persist in northeastern Nigeria.

Receiving the American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in audience at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari said Nigeria was working in concert with worldwide organisations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls were released unharmed by their captors.

While the Chairman said some parents of freed Chibok Schoolgirls would be in the delegation to strengthen the faith and raise the hope of the GGSTC Dapchi missing Schoolgirls' parents that their daughters would one day return home safely.

"Nigeria prefers to have schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok and Dapchi back alive, and that is why it has chosen negotiation, rather than a military option", Buhari's office said in an emailed statement issued by the president's spokesman.

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has been removed after completing his first African tour.

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"We are trying to be careful". S was aiding Nigeria to defeat Boko Haram terrorists.

The President thanked the United States government for assistance rendered in the fight against insurgency, noting that Nigerian forces are good, "but need assistance in the areas of training and equipment". We will also support opportunities to expand the economy, commercial investments, and peaceful polls in 2019, " he added.

"In my discussion with President Derby in Chad earlier today, we spoke about the threat of Boko Haram and I think it is important and it's really been powerful".

President Muhammadu Buhari, a 75-year-old former military ruler, discussed the use of negotiations during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the capital, Abuja, the presidency said.

In his contribution, Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said Nigeria had succeeded in degrading Boko Haram, contrary to reports in the social media.

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