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We stand by Buhari's statement on Chibok girls - Presidency

22 March 2016, 07:29

Abuja - The Presidency has announced their backing for President Muhammadu Buhari's last statement regarding over 200 girls that were abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno State in April of 2014, Punch has reported.

According to a statement released by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the Presidency has not changed its position on the matter, maintaining that no new knowledge has come to the fore regarding the whereabouts of the missing girls.

"We stand by what the President said on the matter the last time he spoke on it, especially during the last media chat.

“Whenever there is a development on the matter, we will make it known to Nigerians,” he said.

Also read: 700 days on, still no sign of Chibok girls

President Muhammadu Buhari confessed during his December 30 Media Chat that security agencies in the country had no knowledge of the girls' location, stating that this is "the honest truth."

“There is no such intelligence reports of where those girls are physically are and in what condition they are in, but what we believe in from our intelligence is that they (their abductors) keep shifting them around so that they are not taken by a surprise until the girls are freed, and they are not being kept in one place,” he said.

In addition, Buhari stated that the Federal Government would be willing to negotiate with any credible leadership of the sect that could provide information on the whereabouts of the girls.

Read more at Punch

- News24


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