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ICC Note: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his resolve to rescuing the 218 Chibok girls that remain missing and returning them to their families. Boko Haram abducted 276 mostly Christian young schoolgirls from a government school in Chibok, Nigeria in April 2014, a tragedy that has reached global notoriety. Since then some have escaped, and one has been rescued, but more than 200 remain missing. The Bring Back Our Girls advocacy group (BBOG) has been pressuring President Buhari to do more to try to get them back, reminding him that over 800 days have now passed since their abduction and they have still not been recovered. Buhari reassures the Nigerian people that he has not given up on returning these girls safely to their families and homes.

By Levinus Nwabughiogu

07/01/2016, Abuja, Nigeria (AllAfrica) – President Buhari reiterated his determination to rescue the remaining abducted Chibok girls.

He stated this at the breaking of Ramadan fast with members of the diplomatic corps Thursday night in Abuja.

According to the president, the priority was to rescue them alive and unharmed.

‎”We are not letting up our efforts to rescue the Chibok girls, our priority is to rescue them unharmed”, he said.

While assuring that he would continue to tack the security challenges, the president regretted that the Boko Haram activities had rendered many Nigerians orphaned and homeless, saying “our main focus is to ensure their safe return to their homes and rehabilitation of their communities”.

The president also bemoaned the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta region, reassuring the diplomatic corps that the issue was being addressed.

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