Yesterday, Sunday, 8th of january 2017 made it one thousand days of the abduction of Chibok girls,President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that very soon more girls will be rescued from the Boko Haram insurgents
He reiterated the fact that so far three of the girls rescued by military while 21 others freed through dialogue with their captors, many more would still return as soon as practicable.
The president in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, re-committed the Federal Government to securing the release of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents.
Buhari also declared that the return of the remaining Chibok girls was a goal his government remained steadfastly committed to.
According to him, the intelligence and security forces are unrelenting, and that whatever it takes, his administration remains resolute.
“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,” President Buhari said.
The president commended all those who had been in the vanguard for the recovery of the girls, both nationally and internationally.
He said: “Someday soon, we will all rejoice together. 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.”
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