Buhari can’t promise that his government will find missing Chibok girls


President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari says his incoming government
cannot promise the return of missing but that they would do
everything within their power to secure their return. He said this in a
statement he released  April 13th to commemorate one year of the
girls’ abduction. The statement below…

is a time to reflect on the pain and suffering of the victims, their
friends and families. Our thoughts and prayers, and that of the whole
Nigerian Nation, are with you today. I want to assure all of them, and
particularly the parents, that
when my new Administration takes office at the end of May, we will do
everything we can to defeat Boko Haram. We will act differently from the
Government we replace: we hear the anguish of our citizens and intend
to respond accordingly.
This new approach must also begin with honesty.
We do not know if
the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown. As
much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them. But I say to
every parent, family member and friend of the children that
my Government will do everything in its power to bring them home. What I
can pledge, with absolute certainty, is that starting on the
first day of my Administration Boko Haram will know the strength of our
collective will and commitment to rid this nation of terror, and bring
back peace and normalcy to all the affected areas. Boko Haram” means
“Western Education is Sinful”. When they are
defeated militarily, as they will be, we will ensure our citizens in the
affected areas have improved educational opportunities as a direct
counterbalance to Boko Haram’s twisted ideology.

In particular we will
educate ever more young girls ensuring they are empowered as citizens of
. Let us use this anniversary to remind each other that the
attack on
Chibok was an attack on the dreams and aspirations of our young people.
We stand united in our pledge to resist terror in Nigeria– not just
through military means but also through the power of opportunity and the
hope of a better future for all”.

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