President Muhammadu Buhari has given the assurance that the remaining Chibok school girls being held by members of the terrorists group, Boko Haram, will soon be released.
He said the government was working underground to effect their release.
Said he: “During the year it was my great pleasure to secure the release of 102 Chibok school girls. We are doing our best quietly and effectively as possible to get the rest released.
“We are working day and night with our international partners to release the remaining girls as soon as possible, as well as women and children still on captivity.”
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The president who spoke on Thursday during the public presentation of the book on the achievement of his administration in the past two years said the government was also working hard to ensure the security of all.
The title of the book written by the president’s media team is “Making Steady, Sustainable Progressive for Nigeria’s Peace and Prosperity: A mid-term scorecard on the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration.”
“We are giving top priority to security,” he said on issues relating to herdsmen/farmers clashes, kidnapping and armed robberies.
It would be recalled that about 276 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, in 2014.
82 of the girls had been released in a swap deal between the government and the terrorists group in May 2016,
21 of the girls were also freed later.
The government had since promised to effect the release of the remaining girls, but that has not come to fruition.