How we plan to free more Chibok girls – Buhari | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism on the release of more of the kidnapped Chibok girls, after 21 of them were freed by Boko Haram Thursday, following more than two years of captivity.

Speaking at a joint press conference with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday in Berlin, President Buhari said negotiations will continue until all the girls secure their freedom.

“On the Chibok girls, we have been able to secure the release of 21 of them, so over 100 more are still in the hands of the terrorists somewhere in the Lake Chad Basin area which include Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.

“In getting this 21 out, we hope we will get enough intelligence to go about securing the rest of them.

“We are very grateful to the UN for their participation in trying to secure the release of these girls.

“Please don’t forget that as a result of terrorism in Nigeria, no fewer than 37,000 Nigerians were killed by Boko Haram.

“Right now we have about 2 million people in IDP camps, 60 per cent of them are women and children and 60 per cent of those children are orphaned.
“This is a major challenge for government; we have to provide infrastructure especially for education and health, take them back to their villages and towns and reintegrate them so that they can have normal life,” he said.

The president thanked the German government for their humanitarian assistance and support for Nigeria in dealing with the effects of terrorism.
Responding to a question on the BBC interview with his wife, Aisha, the president said his wife and the opposition needed to appreciate the depth of the problems he met on the ground.

He caused laughter at the press conference when he said: “I claim superior knowledge compared to her and the opposition,” referring to his three attempts at the polls to become president of Nigeria over a 12-year period, succeeding in the fourth attempt.

He also said; “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room”.

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  1. Hahahaha!
    Changi dole!
    Sai Baba!

  2. Mr president just sent for them becos you where you kept them.An arrangee negotiation.

  3. Anonymous 6.30, I don't think you reason before you commented. You need to read and digest what you read before you comment.

  4. Hope our government is aware of the consequences it.could have on Nigeria and the world at large by bringing this girls and as.many as have trained under this devilish and wicked instructors of the Satan armies? You know like I do the dangers of not getting to the grass roots behind the reasons of those taken away by Boko harram after mixing up with fresh human blood and again letting them just like that into the society without precautions. I warn, for the safety of Nigeria and the world as a whole, with high rise of crime in our society should verify why Boko harram should train their members and freely return them for just no cost to our Nigerian government. I am not against it but its future uproar and unrest might be terrible.

  5. Northern CONSPIRACY theory playing out. Different episodes are released weekly. Wash out next week episode. Nigeria is dying.


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