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WATCH: Why I limit my meetings with Chibok families - Buhari

13 May 2016, 07:31

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he limits his meetings with the families of the missing Chibok girls for his own "emotional balance", Sun News Online has reported.

Speaking during an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Buhari said he had met with the families twice but gets intensely saddened by the thought of his 14-year-old daughter being missing for one to two years.

Buhari claims that he has not seen a recent video proving that the girls are alive, insisting that he would not show the video to the children's parents even if he did.

Also read: Chibok girls: Service Chiefs shun Senate

“I have not seen that video and even if I see it, I will be very careful about showing it to the family. There is no point to deliberately raise the hope of the families if you can’t meet them,” he said.

While speaking on Government efforts to locate and rescue the missing girls, Buhari claimed that security operatives are still in search of bonafide Boko Haram leadership with which to conduct negotiations on the matter.

“If we know where they are, then we can organise to secure them, but if they have been divided in a group of five, ten, two all over this region of Lake Chad commission, that is Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria and Niger, there is no way we can spontaneously and simultaneously attack all those locations and get the girls and the important thing to us is to get them alive,” he was reported by Vanguard as saying.

See the full interview below.

Read more at Sun News Online

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