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Buhari 5 important things President said about Chibok girls in France

Buhari explained, during a meeting with the Nigerian community in France, that his administration was in negotiation with the terrorists to secure the girls’ release.

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President Muhammadu Buhari, who is in France on a three-day official visit, has spoken out on the fate of the over 200 girls who were abducted from Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014.

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Chibok girls

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Buhari explained, during a meeting with the Nigerian community in France, that his administration was in negotiation with the terrorists to secure the girls’ release.

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with businessmen in France on September 15, 2015 play

President Muhammadu Buhari meets with businessmen in France on September 15, 2015

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Here are five important things Buhari said about the Chibok girls during the meeting:

  1. “The issue of Chibok girls has occupied our minds and because of the international attention it drew and the sympathy throughout the country and the world. The government is (looking into possibility of) negotiating with some of the Boko Haram leadership.”

  2. “Let them bring all the girls and then, we will be prepared to negotiate; I will allow them to come back to Nigeria or to be absorbed in the community.

  3. “We have to be very careful; the concern we have for the Chibok girls, one only imagines if they got a daughter there between 14 and 18 and for more than one and a half year, a lot of the parents who have died would rather see the graves of their daughters rather than the condition they imagine they are in.

  4. “This has drawn a lot of sympathy throughout the world; that is why this government is working very hard in negotiating and getting the balance of those who are alive.”

  5. “It is a very sensitive development in the sense that first we have to establish, are they genuine leaders of the Boko Haram. That is number one. Number two, what are their terms, the first impression we had was not very encouraging.”

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