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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his administration's response to the February 19 abduction of 110 students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi , Yobe State was better than the response of the last administration to a similar abduction in Chibok, Borno State.

He said while the Federal Government under his watch swung into action immediately after the abduction , the last administration looked the other way when the Chibok girls were abducted in 2014.

Buhari said these at a town hall meeting with traditional/ community leaders and other stakeholders in Damaturu , Yobe State as part of activities lined up for his official visit to the state.

He said the commitment displayed by his administration had led to the rescue of more than 100 Chibok girls taken into captivity before he assumed office.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was in the saddle when the Chibok girls were abducted by the Boko Haram sect in 2014.

Buhari said, “ The Federal Government's response to the unfortunate abduction of the school girls is a clear departure from the insensitivity of the past administration which looked the other way while the Chibok girls were taken away in 2014 and held in captivity for over three years.

“Due to our commitment, over 100 Chibok girls have been rescued and reunited with their families, sent back to school and empowered with requisite skills.

“You may recall that recently , our negotiation efforts led to the release of abducted University of Maiduguri lecturers, some women police personnel , students and even an NYSC member.

“ We , therefore , have no doubt that the Dapchi girls will be rescued or released . I can reassure parents , Nigerians and the International Community that we will do all that is within our power to make sure that the girls are brought back safely to their families. ”


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  1. sorry sir, you are far worse

  2. Sir your response was prompt as you claimed, where are the girls now?

  3. I pity dis man. Where are the girls? Abi na dis one you want take campaign for 2019?

  4. Buhari, what do you think is expected of you? You responded the way you did because you learned something from Jonathan. Saying what said is less than dignifing.

  5. Even though,the girls were yet to be rescued, but his responded showed concerns and maturity as a care and carrying leader.

  6. Mr. President, you failed to secure the lives of these Dapchi girls just as the former administration failed in their on part to protect Chibok girls. so in what way are u better?

  7. It pains me to see how innocent little citizens of our country are used for political games.... What will it profit anyone for cheap popularity and carelessness, not considering that the objects are human.... God have mercy on us....

  8. Stop calling Jonathan names as a cover up of your failure, confuse government!


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