President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declared that his heart ramains with the remaining 113 abducted Chibok school girls still being held in captivity by the Boko Haram insurgents.
President Buhari who made the declaration yesterday while addressing members of Chibok community in Chibok town of Borno State noted that the scenario sorrounding the abduction of the girls was regrettable, disclosing that he is not confortable with unfolding events.
Represented by Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno South in the National Assembly, Buhari explained that the federal government has unveiled new strategies to ensure the release of the remaining kidnapped girls.
Senator Ndume, disclosed that the president urged parents of the affected girls and the entire Chibok community to excercise patience and remain calm as all possible measures were being put in place to turn their agony into jubilation.
“I am here to visit my constituency to convey the message from President Muhammadu Buhari, who sent me to tell you of his administration’s determination to end the insurgency threatening peaceful co-existence.
“The president assures you that the abducted Chibok girls still being held by Boko Haram are still in his mind. There were some lapses in the first phase of negotiation that led to the release of the other girls. President restated his commitment to ensure the release of the remaining girls still in captivity.
“The president equally directed me to tell you that he had wished to visit Chibok and see things for himself, but because of his tight scheduled, he is unable to do so. But he said his mind is always with you, he feels your pains and cries over the inability to secure the release of your daughters,” Ndume said.
According to him, President Buhari also implored the community to engage in massive commercial agriculture to boost their sources of income.
In an interaction with newsmen, chairman of the Abducted Chibok Girls Parents’ Movement for Rescue, Malam Yakubu Nkeki, expressed delight over the renewed assurance of the president to secure the freedom of the remaining kidnapped girls.
Malam Nkeki thanked Presudent Buhari for his endless concern, determination and display of solidarity.
He assured the support and cooperation of the parents of the abducted girls and the entire community in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations.
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