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Buhari President promises to rescue remaining Chibok girls

Buhari gave the assurance via a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

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President Muhammadu Buhari play President Muhammadu Buhari (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration will ensure the release of the remaining Chibok girls.

Buhari gave the assurance via a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in commemoration of the 1,000th day of the girls’ abduction.

The statement reads:

“We are grateful to God that on this landmark day, we are not completely in the depths of despair, but buoyed with hope that our daughters will yet rejoin their families and loved ones.”

“Three of them have been recovered by our diligent military, while the freedom of 21 others was secured through engagement with their captors. We are hopeful that many more will still return as soon as practicable.

 “I salute the fortitude of the distraught parents. As a parent also, I identify with their plight. Days turned to weeks, weeks turned to months, months turned to years, and today, it is 1,000 days.

“The tears never dry, the ache is in our hearts. But hope remains constant, eternal, and we believe our pains will be assuaged. Our hopes will not be shattered and our hearts will leap for joy, as more and more of our daughters return. It is a goal we remain steadfastly committed to.

“Someday soon, we will all rejoice together. Our intelligence and security forces are unrelenting, and whatever it takes, we remain resolute. Chibok community, Nigeria, and, indeed, the world, will yet rise in brotherhood, to welcome our remaining girls back home. We trust God for that eventuality.”

The more than 200 Chibok girls were abducted by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014.

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21 of them were released by the sect in October following negotiations which were brokered by the Swiss government.

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