In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari has said that as a parent and leader of the country, he shares the pain of the absence of the Chibok girls from home.
Government will do all in its power to ensure the safe return of the
girls, adding that thousands of persons kidnapped by the Boko Haram
terrorists have already been rescued.
Read the full statement below:
President Muhammadu Buhari assures
parents and relations of the kidnapped Chibok girls that he frequently
reflects on the ordeal of the captives in the hands of Boko Haram
terrorists and shares the pain of their continued absence from home.
On the second anniversary of the
kidnap of the girls, President Buhari affirms that, as a parent and
leader of the country, he understands the torment, frustration and
anxiety of the parents and will not spare any effort to ensure the safe
return of the girls.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.The President assures the parents
that the Federal Government and security agencies will continue to
explore all possible options for the safe return of the girls.President Buhari urges the parents
to continue to exercise patience and understanding as the government
works diligently to ensure that the girls return home unharmed.The President thanks all Nigerians,
religious and civil organizations, and the international community for
their continued sympathy, support and prayers for the return of the