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Ban Ki-Moon UN chief demands unconditional release of Chibok girls

Ban made the call on Monday, August 24, 2015, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-Moon has called for the unconditional release of the abducted Chibok girls.

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Ban Ki-Moon

(NDTV)

 

Ban made the call on Monday, August 24, 2015, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

The UN boss also commended Buhari on his anti-corruption war saying “When you change Nigeria, you have also changed Africa.”

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon on August 24, 2015. play

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon on August 24, 2015.

(Twitter)

 

Buhari on his part thanked Ban Ki-Moon for inviting him to attend the UN General Assembly holding in New York on September 27 and 28.

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon on August 24, 2015. play

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon on August 24, 2015.

(Twitter)

 

The Chibok girls were abducted by Boko Haram militants on April 14, 2014 and most of them remain in captivity.

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The kidnapped Chibok girls.

(Ynaija)

 

A faction of the sect is meanwhile said to have approached the Nigerian government for negotiations using the missing girls as its bargaining chip.

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Boko Haram terrorists

(Nigeria Monitor)

 

Buhari had said, during a visit to the US in July, that he would not rule out negotiating with the sect in a bid to the get the girls back.

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