ICC Note: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a new probe into the Chibok girls kidnapping. In April 2014, militant Islamists from the terror group Boko Haram stormed a government school in Chibok, Nigeria, abducting 279 mostly Christian girls. 219 still remain missing. Buhari’s action comes after agreeing to meet with the #BringBackOurGirls advocacy campaign committed to promoting the girls’ rescue. The probe will investigate the circumstances of the event and seek to invest more effort in returning and locating the girls.
1/15/16 Nigeria (AllAfrica) – President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered immediate investigation into the kidnap of 219 girls from Government Secondary in Chibok, Borno State in 2014.
The directive followed pressure from the #Bring- BackOurGirls campaigners and parents of the missing girls who are currently frustrated over the continued stay of the girls in the hands of their captors. Buhari was, yesterday, compelled to meet the leadership of the #BringBack- OurGirls group and some parents of the kidnapped girls at the presidential villa after they staged a protest to the seat of power.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, said during the closed-door meeting, which held at the banquet hall, Buhari directed the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Mongunu to set up a special panel soon to investigate the incident.