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Jonathan says FG not negotiating with abductors of Chibok schoolgirls

05 May 2014, 07:40

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday dismissed insinuations that the Federal Government was negotiating with Boko Haram to secure the release of the abducted school girls in Borno.

Jonathan said at a Presidential Media chat in Abuja that the government could not have been negotiating with faceless people.

He, however, reassured parents, guardians and all Nigerians that government would rescue all the abducted girls.

The President, who described the abduction of the innocent girls as painful, appealed to their parents and guardians to cooperate with security agencies to enable them secure the release of the children.

He said the Federal Government was in touch with the neighbouring countries of Benin Republic, Chad, Niger and those in the North-African sub-continent, to secure the release of the girls.

He expressed satisfaction with the efforts of the nation’s security agencies, noting that the activities of the terrorists were being checked across the country.

The President, who thanked Nigerians for their support, urged them to continue to cooperate and support the security agencies in the ongoing fight against terrorism.

-    NAN

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