Nigeria's president says no rest until last kidnapped girl released

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The girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents after an attack on their Yobe Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) on Monday February 19, 2018.

Governor Gaidam had promised that the state government would continue to provide all the necessary support to security agencies to enable them embark on a successful search and rescue of the girls.

Receiving the American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in audience at State House, Abuja, Monday, President Buhari added that Nigeria was working in concert with worldwide organizations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls were released unharmed by their captors.

I think that is the best way we have been helping the government of Nigeria secure the release of the girls, which we hope, will be done in a peaceful manner.

"Furthermore, the government is partnering with the International Community and organizations including our neighbours to ensure that these girls are safely returned".

Tillerson, who was greeted by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, is on the final part of his first tour of Africa since becoming secretary of state.

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He also said that the president would hold a meeting with all relevant stakeholders and meet with the parents of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.

"Since the inception of this administration, we have remained resolute in our fight against Terrorism and Boko Haram insurgents".

President Buhari said he will soon inaugurate a National Food Security Council which he would personally chair.

The similarity of the Dapchi attack to the 2014 Chibok incident has drawn widespread condemnation and raised question on if any lessons were learnt from the April 2014 disaster. The girls, like all our citizens, must enjoy unhindered freedom and pursue their legitimate aspirations.

"We have seen this occurred in other countries that were not so careful and has result they got themselves in situation where they awfully lost control of their infrastructure, lost the ownership, the operationalization of it".

Manzo the chairman said to negotiate the release is "a welcome development and we are happy about it".

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